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End-of-Life Decision-Making in Six European Countries: Descriptive Study
BACKGROUND: Empirical data about end-of-life decision-making practices are scarce. We aimed to investigate frequency and characteristics of end-of-life decision-making practices in six European countries: Belgium, Denmark, ...
Terminal Sedation and Euthanasia
BACKGROUND: An important issue in the debate about terminal sedation is the extent to which it differs from euthanasia. We studied clinical differences and similarities between both practices in the Netherlands. METHODS: ...
End-of-Life Practices in the Netherlands Under the Euthanasia Act
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, ...
Euthanasia and Other End-of-Life Decisions in the Netherlands in 1990, 1995, and 2001
Empirical data on the rate of euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and other end-of-life decisions have greatly contributed to the debate about the role of such practices in modern health care. In the Netherlands, the ...