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Belgium Does the Belgian model of integrated palliative care distort palliative care practice?

Author / Source : Raphaëlle d'Yvoire Published on : Thematic : End of life / Palliative care Files Temps de lecture : 25 min.

The purpose of this report is to describe the Belgian model of end of life care that, since 2002, has aimed at developing "palliative care for all", while nonetheless authorizing the practice of euthanasia under certain conditions. The thirteen years since the passage of this decree have culminated in a clash between two opinions:  * one affirms that the decriminalization of euthanasia has truly enabled the development of continuous, palliative care; * the other, conversely, stresses that ...

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