Belgian psychiatrists, psychologists and academics demand debate on euthanasia for psychological suffering.

Posted November 23, 2017 5:48 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Belgian psychiatrists, psychologists and academics demand debate on euthanasia for psychological suffering.

This article was published on the HOPE Australia website on November 20, 2017On October 31, 43 Belgian psychiatrists, psychologists, and academics published an open letter demanding national debate on the issue of euthanasia and mental illness. These experts in the field state that the current law is too vague, and is resulting in many uncalled-for deaths.Wim Distelmans, the head of the Belgian euthanasia commission, has said that prominent psychiatrist Lieve Thienpont has approved the requests for assisted suicide from many patients on the basis of psychological suffering, allowing patients to be euthanised illegally. The issue did not get much exposure

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