Physician-Assisted Deaths Under the Euthanasia Law in Belgium: A Population-Based Survey
Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne 2010 Jun 15; 182(9): 895-901
Legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide has been heavily debated in many countries. To help inform this debate, we describe the practices of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and the use of life-ending drugs without an explicit request from the patient, in Flanders, Belgium, where euthanasia is legal.
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