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Euthanasia: Active

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In this contribution the focus is on euthanasia from a historical point of view, on classifications, and ethical issues. Significant space is reserved for the shaping of a practice of active euthanasia in three countries that as of 2015 have one, with extensive data on the Netherlands both before and after the law on euthanasia and on Belgium and Luxembourg after legalization.

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Kimsma, G.K. (2015). Euthanasia: Active. In: ten Have, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_181-1

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