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Euthanasia for detainees in Belgium

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In 2011, Frank Van Den Bleeken became the first detainee to request euthanasia under Belgium's Euthanasia Act of 2002. This article investigates whether it would be lawful and morally permissible for a doctor to accede to this request. Though Van Den Bleeken has not been held accountable for the crimes he committed, he has been detained in an ordinary prison, without appropriate psychiatric care, for more than 30 years. It is first established that Van Den Bleeken's euthanasia request plausib...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S0963180116000037

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
03
Pages:
384-394
Publication date:
2016-06-05
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EISSN:
1469-2147
ISSN:
0963-1801
Pubs id:
pubs:632791
URN:
uri:971cc77c-5ad4-4d54-84ac-0d2d046ed765
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uuid:971cc77c-5ad4-4d54-84ac-0d2d046ed765
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pubs:632791

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