ESSPD Webinar: Euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with personality disorders in Europe – What is our current knowledge?
The first ESSPD webinar was devoted to informing the European specialists working with Personality disorders about the widely unknown topic of euthanasia and assisted suicide for patients with severe mental disorders in general and particularly personality disorders. Attendants watched four presentations by experts followed by a 45-minute panel and audience discussion.
Prof. Babette Renneberg (Berlin, Germany), president of the ESSPD
Prof. Christian Schmahl (Mannheim, Germany)
Dr. Ester di Giacomo
Introduction to the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide with a view on psychiatric patients
Prof. Joris Vandenberghe
EAS and mental disorders in Belgium
Prof. Damiaan Denys
EAS and mental disorders in The Netherlands
Prof. Lars Mehlum
Transactional aspects of asking for and granting EAS in patients with personality disorders