Title: Euthanasie bij personen met dementie. Reflecties van artsen
Authors: De Lepeleire, Jan ×
Beyen, Ann
Burin, Martine
Ceulemans, Lucas
Fabri, RIa
Ghijsebrechts, Gert
Lisaerde, Jo
Temmerman, Bea
Van den Eynde, Bart
Van de Noortgate, Nele
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Issue Date: 2009
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde vol:65 pages:666-671
Abstract: In the public debate on the extension of legalized
euthanasia for people with dementia not only ethical
aspects have to be kept in mind. The diagnosis
of dementia remains difficult and the clinical picture
is very fluctuating, as experienced by the authors
of this manuscript, who are clinicians daily confronted
with the care of persons with dementia.
The assessment and especially the procedures
of legal capacity and the implementation of advance
directives are complex problems.
The discussion should be conducted against the
background of a cultural framework in which the
interpretation and development of palliative care
remains crucial. The development of a general
framework such as advance care planning creates
Fundamentally the question remains whether the
legal issues can be disentangled and whether a judicial
and legal approach generates solutions for the
ISSN: 0371-683X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
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