Debate Cafe: EuthanasiaDate / Time 23 Apr / 20.00 - 22.30 | Location (Go to) >> Selexyz Dominicanen Language English | €
The Netherlands is one of the few countries where euthanasia is allowed. This doesn’t mean that all problems are solved here.
The Dutch Law “Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide” (Wet toetsing levensbeëindiging op verzoek en hulp bij zelfdoding) is not always suitable for the problems of daily practice. According to that law euthanasia is legal in cases of “hopeless and unbearable” suffering.
But what does this mean in real life? Isn’t a treatment of effective pain relief a better solution with less negative moral consequences for society? On the other hand: how about self-determination? And diminishing the suffering?
During the debate a panel will elaborate on these points of views. The audience can participate.
Rob Houtepen, PhD, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University. Member Regional judicial review commission for the South of the Netherlands (Regionale Toetsingscommissie Euthanasie voor Zuid-Nederland)
Mrs. Constance de Vries, SCEN doctor (SCEN: Support and Consultaion with Euthanasia in the Netherlands; Steun en Consultatie bij Euthanasie in Nederland)
In cooperation with Elsa Maastricht
More information will follow in due time. Checkwww.maastrichtuniversity.nl
I was born and raised in a town called Geleen, sited between the hills of the Dutch province of Limburg. I'm a 25 year old Psychology Master student and a member of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). I will enjoy shedding my critical light on life itself and share it with you while I am at it.