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  1.  8 DLs
    M. J. Wal (1985). The Kantian Mentalism of Johannes Kinker (17641845). Topoi 4 (2):151-153.score: 870.7
    Johannes Kinker (17641845) who tried to promote Kantian philosophy in different ways, was also interested in the phenomenon of language. His general language theory is presented (...)in Inleiding eener Wijsgeerige Algemeene Theorie der Talen, published in 1817. An impression of that theory is given in this paper. Some important questions arise, viz. whether Kinker was influenced by others; whether his theory was an original one and what the place of the theory is in the linguistic situation of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. (shrink)
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    J.-J. Georges, A. M. The, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen & G. van Der Wal (2008). Dealing with Requests for Euthanasia: a Qualitative Study Investigating the Experience of General Practitioners. Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (3):150-155.score: 81.0
    Background: Caring for terminally ill patients is a meaningful task, however the patients suffering can be a considerable burden and cause of frustration.Objectives: The aim of (...) this study is to describe the experiences of general practitioners in The Netherlands in dealing with a request for euthanasia from a terminally ill patient.Methods: The data, collected through in-depth interviews, were analysed according to the constant comparative method.Results: Having to face a request for euthanasia when attempting to relieve a patients suffering was described as a very demanding experience that GPs generally would like to avoid. Nearly half of the GPs strive to avoid euthanasia or physician assisted suicide because it was against their own personal values or because it was emotional burdening to be confronted with this issue. They explained that by being directed on promoting a peaceful dying process, or the quality of end-of-life of a patient by caring and supporting the patient and the relatives it was mainly possible to shorten patients suffering withoutintentionally hastening a patients death on his request”. The other GPs explained that as sometimes the suffering of a patient could not be lessened they were open to consider a patients request for euthanasia or physician assisted suicide. They underlined the importance of a careful decision-making process, based on finding a balance between the necessity to shorten the patients suffering through euthanasia and their personal values.Conclusion: Dealing with requests for euthanasia is very challenging for GPs, although they feel committed to alleviate a patients suffering and to promote a peaceful death. (shrink)
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    J. M. Cuperus-Bosma, G. van Der Wal, C. W. Looman & P. J. van Der Maas (1999). Assessment of Physician-Assisted Death by Members of the Public Prosecution in The Netherlands. Journal of Medical Ethics 25 (1):8-15.score: 81.0
    OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors that influence the assessment of reported cases of physician-assisted death by members of the public prosecution. DESIGN/SETTING: At the beginning of (...) 1996, during verbal interviews, 12 short case-descriptions were presented to a representative group of 47 members of the public prosecution in the Netherlands. RESULTS: Assessment varied considerably between respondents. Some respondents made more "lenient" assessments than others. Characteristics of the respondents, such as function, personal-life philosophy and age, were not related to the assessment. Case characteristics, i.e. the presence of an explicit request, life expectancy and the type of suffering, strongly influenced the assessment. Of these characteristics, the presence or absence of an explicit request was the most important determinant of the decision whether or not to hold an inquest. CONCLUSIONS: Although the presence of an explicit request, life expectancy and the type of suffering each influenced the assessment, each individual assessment was dependent on the assessor. The resulting danger of legal inequality and legal uncertainty, particularly in complicated cases, should be kept to a minimum by the introduction of some form of protocol and consultation in doubtful or boundary cases. The notification procedure already promotes a certain degree of uniformity in the prosecution policy. (shrink)
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