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The Role of Nurses in Physician-Assisted Deaths in Belgium
Belgium's law on euthanasia allows only physicians to perform the act. We investigated the involvement of nurses in the decision-making and in the preparation and administration of life-ending drugs with a patient's explicit ...
Trends in Medical End-of-Life Decision Making in Flanders, Belgium 1998-2001-2007
In 2002, Belgium saw the enactment of 3 laws concerning euthanasia, palliative care, and patient rights that are likely to affect end-of-life decision making. This report examines trends in the occurrence and decision-making ...
Influence of the Metropolitan Environment on End-of-Life Decisions: A Population-Based Study of End-of-Life Decision-Making in the Brussels Metropolitan Region and Non-Metropolitan Flanders
Research is beginning to show differences between end-of-life care in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Using population-based post-mortem surveys this article compares medical end-of-life decisions in the Brussels ...
Physician-Assisted Deaths Under the Euthanasia Law in Belgium: A Population-Based Survey
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 ...
Continuous Deep Sedation at the End of Life of Children in Flanders, Belgium
Few guidelines have yet been put forth for continuous deep sedation in pediatrics, and empirical data on the use of this practice in minors are rare.
Is Continuous Sedation at the End of Life an Ethically Preferable Alternative to Physician-Assisted Suicide?
The relatively new practice of continuous sedation at the end of life (CS) is increasingly being debated in the clinical and ethical literature. This practice received much attention when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling noted ...