Euthanasia in the Netherlands. Facts and Moral Arguments
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Euthanasia in the Netherlands. Facts and Moral Arguments

(H.M. Dupuis) The Low Countries - 1994, № 2, pp. 52-58

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The principle of euthanasia analysed with the Dutch situation as a guideline. According to the author respect for the patient is quintessential. Almost no one wants to die sooner than is necessary. Life is surely our most precious possession, and people often cling even to a life with only minimum of quality. The implication is that people who request euthanasia may have good reasons to do so. In a humane society their wishes should be granted.

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