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give up on life

Ready to give up on life

The lived experience of elderly people who feel life is completed and no longer worth living. Els van Wijngaarden, Carlo Leget and Anne Goossensen ((University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands)) In the Netherlands, there has been much political and public debate on the question whether elderly people, who are tired of life and who consider their life …

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Chris Gastmans

Chris Gastmans

1. Where are you working at this moment? I am working as full professor of medical ethics at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. The Centre was created in 1986 (we celebrate the Centre’s 25th anniversary this year) at the medical faculty of our university. The Centre’s staff …

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Linus Vanlaere

Linus Vanlaere

Linus Vanlaere is Coordinator Ethics of the Elder (Coördinator Ouderenethiek) for the Groepering van Voorzieningen voor Ouderenzorg (GVO) and scientific  fellow worker at the Centrum voor Biomedische Ethiek en Recht of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he researches the care ethical aspects of the care for the elderly. At the same time he is scientific fellow worker at …

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