Belgian euthanasia dispute erupts over the killing of a person with severe dementia

Posted February 17, 2018 11:23 am by Alex Schadenberg

Belgian euthanasia dispute erupts over the killing of a person with severe dementia

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionLudo VanopdenboschA dispute has erupted in Belgium after a person with dementia was killed by euthanasia even though the person did not request death by lethal injection and was incapable of consenting.The division has grown since Dr Ludo Vanopdenbosch, a palliative care specialist, resigned from the Belgian euthanasia commission. Maria Cheng wrote in an article published by the Associated Press that Vanopdenbosch explained in his resignation letter that:The most striking example took place at a meeting in early September, … when the group discussed the case of a patient with severe dementia, who also had

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