End of Life
The Guide on the decision-making process regarding medical treatment in end-of-life situations was drawn up by the Committee on Bioethics (DH‑BIO) of the Council of Europe in the course of its work on patients rights and with the intention of facilitating the implementation of the principles enshrined in the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (Oviedo Convention, ETS No. 164, 1997).
Legal instruments and related documents
- The previously expressed wishes relating to health care. Common principles and differing rules in national legal systems. Report prepared by Prof. Roberto Andorno
- Medical decisions in end-of-life situations and the ethical implications of the available options. Report prepared by Dr. Hacpille
- Questionnaire on euthanasia. Replies of the member states