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Should euthanasia be legal? An international survey of neonatal intensive care units staff
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    Author's reply: on the meaning of words

    Dear Editor

    The message consistently emerging from studies carried out in different circumstances and countries, to which Greece is now added through the work of Dellagrammaticas et al,[1] identifies modern intensive care as too powerful a tool to be applied indiscriminately, implying that access to life-sustaining technology must be coupled with a responsibility for its appropriate use.


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    European ethical issues surrounding Euthanasia: It is time to move towards a common goal

    Dear Editor

    In their paper M. Cuttini and colleagues point out the enormous variety of approaches to such a sensitive ethical and legal issue as euthanasia and the health givers’ attitude in taking care of a dying patient.[1]

    The problems and different approaches become enormous when the dying patient is a neonate. Active euthanasia appears to be both acceptable and practiced in the Netherlands, France,...

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    Greek NICU medical and nursing staff attitudes regarding euthanasia

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the Euronic study on euthanasia.[1]

    We would like to add the views/attitudes of Greek medical and nursing staff working in NICUs regarding euthanasia. Any form of euthanasia is not supported by Greek law.

    We conducted a study [2] which was published in 1998 in the official journal of the Greek Paediatric Society. The study involved the medical and nursing staf...

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