Commentary on Rissfeldt: The Small Matter of the Doctor's Autonomy

Martin Buijsen*

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In his article, Thomas Rissfeldt argues the compatibility of palliative care with euthanasia and assisted suicide.1 By his account, many working within the field of palliative care feel that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are incompatible with palliative care. Wrongly, according to the author, since (1) the aims of palliative care and euthanasia/assisted suicide are not different, (2) euthanasia and assisted suicide are compatible with the fundamental role of the physician as healer, and (3) euthanasia and assisted suicide do not necessarily constitute patient abandonment.2
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-269
Number of pages7
JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

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