Euthanasia assessor resigns over euthanasia for dementia in the Netherlands

Posted January 22, 2018 5:23 am by Alex Schadenberg

Euthanasia assessor resigns over euthanasia for dementia in the Netherlands

This article was published by Bioedge on January 20, 2018By Michael Cook, the editor of Bioedge.Berna van BaarsenA medical ethicist has resigned from a Dutch regional assessment committee for euthanasia over a law which allows non-consenting demented patients to be euthanised. For ten years Berna van Baarsen helped to assess whether euthanasia had been performed in accordance with the law in the North Holland region. She resigned on January 1.“’I do not believe that a written declaration of intent can replace an oral request for incapacitated patients with advanced dementia,” she told the magazine Medisch Contact.Under Article 2.2 of the

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