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    Regulation of Healthcare Ethics Committees in Europe.Norbert Steinkamp, Bert Gordijn, Ana Borovecki, Eugenijus Gefenas, Jozef Glasa, Marc Guerrier, Tom Meulenbergs, Joanna Różyńska & Anne Slowther - 2007 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (4):461-475.
    In this article, the question is discussed if and how Healthcare Ethics Committees (HECs) should be regulated. The paper consists of two parts. First, authors from eight EC member countries describe the status quo in their respective countries, and give reasons as to the form of regulation they consider most adequate. In the second part, the country reports are analysed. It is suggested that regulation of HECs should be central and weak. Central regulation is argued to be apt to improve (...)
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    Ethics Meetings in Support of Good Nursing Care: Some Practice-Based Thoughts.Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Tom Meulenbergs, Lut van de Vijver, Anne Tanghe & Chris Gastmans - 2002 - Nursing Ethics 9 (6):612-622.
    The purpose of this article is to clarify both the role of nurses in ethics meetings and the way in which ethics meetings can function as a catalyst for good nursing care. The thoughts presented are practice based; they arose from our practical experiences as nurses and ethicists with ethics meetings in health care organizations in Belgium. Our reflections are written from the perspective of the nurse in the field who is participating in (inter)professional ethical dialogue. First, the difficulties that (...)
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    Professional Values and Norms for Nurses in Belgium.Ellen Verpeet, Tom Meulenbergs & Chris Gastmans - 2003 - Nursing Ethics 10 (6):654-665.
    Because of their responsibilities for providing high-quality care, at times when they are continuously confronted with inherent professional and ethical challenges, nurses should meet high ethical standards of practice and conduct. Contrary to other countries, where codes of ethics for nurses are formulated to support those standards and to guide nurses’ professional practice, Belgian nurses do not have a formal code of ethics. Nevertheless, professional ethics is recognized as an important aspect in legal and other professional documents. The aim of (...)
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  4. Book Review: Setting Limits Fairly: Can We Learn to Share Medical Resources? [REVIEW]Tom Meulenbergs - 2003 - Nursing Ethics 10 (2):224-225.
    Health care systems have four objectives: (1) the provision of the best possible care for all; while (2) guaranteeing equal access to health care; (3) maintaining freedom of choice for health care providers and patients; and (4) controlling the costs. In an ideal world with abundant resources the realization of these objectives would pose no significant problems. However, any actual health care system will need a trade-off between the different objectives because resources are limited. In Setting Limits Fairly, Norman Daniels (...)
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    Law-Making, Ethics and Hastiness.Tom Meulenbergs & Paul Schotsmans - 2002 - Ethical Perspectives 9 (2):86-95.
    Belgium is the second country in the world that decriminalized euthanasia. On May 28, 2002 the Belgian Parliament approved the bill on euthanasia. With this approval, the political majority in the Belgian Parliament took a momentous decision concerning how we as a society deal with life and death.For many, euthanasia holds a promise. They take euthanasia literally as the ‘good death’. Others identify the recourse to euthanasia as a symptom of a ‘culture of death’. Given the importance of legislation on (...)
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    The Sanctity of Autonomy?Tom Meulenbergs & Paul Schotsmans - 2001 - Bijdragen 62 (3):280-303.
    The current debate on euthanasia in the Lowlands is a perfect examplification of the predominance of the principle of respect for autonomy in present-day medical-ethical decisionmaking. The aim of this article is the exploration of the more fundamental philosophical issues concerning the current status of autonomy in medical ethics. The starting point for this exploration is an analysis of the principle of respect for autonomy. The authors argue that the view on autonomy in contemporary bioethical discussions is more related to (...)
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    From an Exercise in Professional Etiquette to Society's Wish List? Review of American Medical Association, Code of Medical Ethics: Current Opinions with Annotations.Tom Meulenbergs - 2004 - American Journal of Bioethics 4 (2):69-70.
    (2004). From an Exercise in Professional Etiquette to Society's Wish List? Review of American Medical Association, Code of Medical Ethics: Current Opinions with Annotations. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 69-70. doi: 10.1162/152651604323097907.
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    From an Exercise in Professional Etiquette to Society's Wish List?Tom Meulenbergs - forthcoming - American Journal of Bioethics 4 (2):69-70.
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    Editorial: Euthanasia in the Low Countries.Tom Meulenbergs & Paul Schotsmans - 2002 - Ethical Perspectives 9 (2-3):71-72.
    Belgium and the Netherlands are the first countries in the world that have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. Since September 23, 2002, Belgian physicians can perform an act of euthanasia without at the same time performing a criminal act. In the Netherlands, the act on euthanasia went into force already on April 1, 2002. This special issue of Ethical Perspectives on ‘Euthanasia in the Low Countries’ offers a forum for critical dialogue on the different aspects of this new legal situation (...)
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    Euthanasia in the Low Countries.Tom Meulenbergs & Paul Schotsmans - 2002 - Ethical Perspectives 9 (2):73-85.
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    Reports.Tom Meulenbergs, Arie J. G. van Arend & Gwen Anderson - 2001 - Nursing Ethics 8 (5).
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    Introduction.Tom Meulenbergs & Paul Schotsmans - 2002 - Ethical Perspectives 9 (2):71-72.
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  13. Introduction: Ethanasia in the Low Countries.Tom Meulenbergs & Paul Schotsmans - 2002 - Ethical Perspectives 9 (2):71-72.
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