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A Nationwide Study of Decisions to Forgo Life-Prolonging Treatment in Dutch Medical Practice
BACKGROUND: Decisions to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging treatment in terminally ill patients are common in some areas of medical practice. Information about the frequency and background of these decisions is generally ...
Attitudes and Practices Concerning the End of Life: A Comparison Between Physicians From the United States and From the Netherlands
BACKGROUND: This study compares attitudes and practices concerning the end-of-life decisions between physicians in the United States and in the Netherlands, using the same set of questions. METHODS: A total of 152 physicians ...
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, ...
Medical End-of-Life Decisions Made for Neonates and Infants in the Netherlands, 1995-2001
End-of-life decision-making for severely affected infants might be influenced by technical advances and societal debates. In 2001, we assessed the proportion of deaths of infants younger than 1 year that were preceded by ...
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, ...