Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force

Materstvedt, L., Clark, D. , Ellershaw, J., Forde, J., Boeck Gravgaard, R., Muller-Busch, A.-M., Porta i Sales, J. and Rapin, C.-H. (2003) Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force. Palliative Medicine, 17(2), pp. 97-101. (doi:10.1191/0269216303pm673oa)

Materstvedt, L., Clark, D. , Ellershaw, J., Forde, J., Boeck Gravgaard, R., Muller-Busch, A.-M., Porta i Sales, J. and Rapin, C.-H. (2003) Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force. Palliative Medicine, 17(2), pp. 97-101. (doi:10.1191/0269216303pm673oa)

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Abstract

In 1991, a debate at the European Parliament on euthanasia stimulated discussion at all levels in Europe. Subsequently, the Board of Directors of the EAPC organised a working session together with two experts to help them clarify the position the organisation should adopt towards euthanasia. The experts collaborated with the Board of Directors on a document and in 1994 the EAPC produced a first statement, Regarding euthanasia, published in the official journal of the EAPC – the European Journal of Palliative Care . In February 2001, the EAPC Board asked an expert group to form an Ethics Task Force to review the subject and advise the organisation accordingly.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Materstvedt, L., Clark, D., Ellershaw, J., Forde, J., Boeck Gravgaard, R., Muller-Busch, A.-M., Porta i Sales, J., and Rapin, C.-H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Palliative Medicine
Journal Abbr.:Palliat Med
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:0269-2163
ISSN (Online):1477-030X

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