February 20, 2014

Belgium's Humane Stance on Dying Kids

Meghan Daum, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Contrary to paranoid visions, children in Belgium won't be able to ask for life-ending medication by merely hitting a nurse's call button. They must be suffering from pain that doctors have deemed truly unmanageable. They must get approval from their parents and their medical team, and they must be evaluated by psychologists. They must make the request several times and demonstrate that they understand what they're asking for. And, of course, they must be close to death anyway.

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TAGGED: Belgium, Euthanasia, Europe

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