Advance Directives for Euthanasia in Dementia: Do Law-Based Opportunities Lead to More Euthanasia?
de Boer, Marike E
Eefsting, Jan A
Hertogh, Cees M P M
Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2010 Dec; 98(2-3): 256-62
To obtain insight into current practices regarding compliance with advance directives for euthanasia (ADEs) in cases of incompetent patients with dementia in Dutch nursing homes, in light of the legal possibility offered by the new euthanasia law to perform euthanasia in these cases.
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Advance Directives for Euthanasia in Dementia: How Do They Affect Resident Care in Dutch Nursing Homes? Experiences of Physicians and Relatives de Boer, Marike E; Dröes, Rose-Marie; Jonker, Cees; Eefsting, Jan A; Hertogh, Cees M P M (2011-06)To gain insight into how advance directives for euthanasia affect resident care in Dutch nursing homes.
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