Policy Statements and Practice Guidelines for Medical End-of-Life Decisions in Dutch Health Care Institutions: Developments in the Past Decade
Pasman, H Roeline W
Wolf, Johanna E Hanssen-de
Hesselink, Berniek A M
van der Heide, Agnes
van der Wal, Gerrit
van der Maas, Paul J
Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D
Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2009 Sep; 92(1): 79-88
To describe the existence of policy statements on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS) and practice guidelines for all medical end-of-life decisions in Dutch health care institutions in 2005, whether the existence of practice guidelines is related to characteristics of institutions, and to compare the existence of policies in 2005 and 1994.
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van der Heide, Agnes; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D.; Rurup, Mette L.; Buiting, Hilde M.; van Delden, Johannes J.M.; Hanssen-de Wolf, Johanna E.; Janssen, Anke G.J.M.; Pasman, H. Roeline W.; Rietjens, Judith A.C.; Prins, Cornelis J.M.; Deerenberg, Ingeborg M.; Gevers, Joseph K.M.; van der Maas, Paul J.; van der Wal, Gerrit (2007-05-10)BACKGROUND: In 2002, an act regulating the ending of life by a physician at the request of a patient with unbearable suffering came into effect in the Netherlands. In 2005, we performed a follow-up study of euthanasia, ...