Euthanasia: history and modern debates. (Literature review)

Evseeva Ya.V.


The present review traces the history of the idea of euthanasia as well as considers some aspects of its contemporary practice, namely: definition and semantics of the notion «euthanasia»; debates of advocates of euthanasia and palliative care, respectively; cross-cultural differences in attitudes toward euthanasia; developments in euthanasia practice (using the example of the Netherlands); euthanasia for psychiatric patients.


death; euthanasia; assisted suicide; palliative care; euthanasia legislation; autonomy; psychiatry; the Netherlands.

DOI: 10.31249/rsoc/2021.03.02

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