Title

Why Palliative Care for Children is Preferable to Euthanasia.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/1049909114542648

Abstract

Recent laws in Europe now allow for pediatric euthanasia. The author reviews some rationale for caution, and addresses why ensuring the availability of pediatric palliative care is an important step before allowing pediatric euthanasia.

Journal Title

The American journal of hospice & palliative care

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

5

Last Page

7

MeSH Keywords

Beneficence; Child; Child Welfare; Europe; Euthanasia; Humans; Palliative Care; Pediatrics; Terminal Care

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