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J Med Ethics. 2009 Jul;35(7):436-9. doi: 10.1136/jme.2008.026799.

Belgian euthanasia law: a critical analysis.

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  • 1The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK.


Some background information about the context of euthanasia in Belgium is presented, and Belgian law on euthanasia and concerns about the law are discussed. Suggestions as to how to improve the Belgian law and practice of euthanasia are made, and Belgian legislators and medical establishment are urged to reflect and ponder so as to prevent potential abuse.

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