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Vitenskapelig artikkel

Medical murder in Belgium and the Netherlands

  • Lars Johan Materstvedt og
  • Morten Magelssen


Journal of Medical Ethics
ISSN 0306-6800
e-ISSN 1473-4257
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2016
Volum: 42
Hefte: 9
Sider: 621 - 624

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Medical murder in Belgium and the Netherlands


Abstract: This article is a response to Raphael Cohen-Almagor's paper entitled ‘First do no harm: intentionally shortening lives of patients without their explicit request in Belgium’. His paper deals with very important matters of life and death, however its concept usage is in part misleading. For instance, the fact that medical murder takes place both in Belgium and the Netherlands is missed. Cohen-Almagor calls such acts ‘worrying’ and considers them to be ‘abuse’. However, it remains an open question whether or not there can be such a thing as legitimate murder in a medical context. From the combined perspectives of justice and the duty to end unbearable suffering, there might be. Thus, key arguments for euthanasia are also prominent in an argument for medical murder.


Lars Johan Materstvedt

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for filosofi og religionsvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
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Morten Magelssen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Senter for medisinsk etikk ved Universitetet i Oslo
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