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End-of-life healthcare decisions, ethics and law: the debate in Spain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22908526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The debate on euthanasia in Spain has been ongoing from the beginning of the 20th century and remains extant. Three periods can be identified: prior to 1978, 1978-2002, and after 2002. The debate increased significantly after the Ramon Sampedro case (1995-1998), and was fuelled with new, although very different cases, such as those of Leganés (2005-2008), Jorge Leon (2006) or Inmaculada Echevarria (2006-2007). As a consequence of these cases in 2008 the Regional Government of Andalusia started a legal process to pass a law regulating end-of-life decisions, excluding euthanasia and assisted-suicide, which was finally enacted in 2010. Two other Spanish regions (Navarra and Aragón) passed similar laws. The central government also initiated a legal process to approve a national law, excluding euthanasia and assisted-suicide. The project failed because of the dissolution of the Parliament in June 2011. The new government will have to decide how to continue the process.
Authors:
Pablo Simón-Lorda; Inés M Barrio-Cantalejo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of health law     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0929-0273     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Health Law     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431861     Medline TA:  Eur J Health Law     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain. pablo.simon.easp@juntadeandalucia.es
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