Aging, end of life


Opinion 139 Ethical issues relating to end-of-life situations: autonomy and solidarity


There are a number of recurring debates in society about the end of life. Citizens, members of parliament, associations, carers and intellectuals are discussing whether or not the law should be changed, as current legislation does not provide for active assistance in dying. Although the CCNE has examined ethical issues relating to the end of life on several occasions, in the light of legislative, medical and societal developments in recent years it wished to examine certain ethical issues in greater depth. This is the purpose of its Opinion 139 "Ethical issues relating to end-of-life situations: autonomy and solidarity", in which it puts forward a number of proposals.

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