[Euthanasia: medications and medical procedures]

Rev Med Brux. 2008 Sep;29(4):435-40.
[Article in French]


The Belgian law relative to euthanasia has been published in 2002. A physician is allowed to help a patient with intractable suffering (physical or psychological). Legal conditions are clear. However, nothing is said about medical procedures or medications to be used. The present paper will present specific clinical situations at the end of life, practical procedures and medications. A special focus is made on psychological impact of euthanasia.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Belgium
  • Euthanasia / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Euthanasia / psychology
  • Euthanasia, Active / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Euthanasia, Active / psychology
  • Euthanasia, Active, Voluntary / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Euthanasia, Active, Voluntary / psychology
  • Humans
  • Legislation, Medical
  • Physicians