Donna Danna (26 Oct 2011)
"Slippery slope: ‘loneliness,’ ‘fatigue’ now criteria for euthanasia in Netherlands"


Slippery slope: ‘loneliness,’ ‘fatigue’ now criteria for euthanasia in Netherlands
 
UTRECHT, Netherlands, October 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) has released new guidelines for interpreting the 2002 Euthanasia Act that now includes “mental and psychosocial ailments” such as “loss of function, loneliness and loss of autonomy” as acceptable criteria for euthanasia. The guidelines also allow doctors to connect a patient’s lack of “social skills, financial resources and a social network” to “unbearable and lasting suffering,” opening the door to legal assisted death based on “psychosocial” factors, not terminal illness.
 
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