The 2002 Dutch Euthanasia law applies to patients aged 12 years and older. Developments in end-of-life care and decision-making in the last decade have sparked the debate about usefulness and necessity to extend euthanasia to include children under 12 years of age. This paper describes two opposite positions: the affirmative position of a pediatrician and expert in pediatric palliative care and the negative position of a jurist and specialist in health law.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 5 Dec 2022|
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