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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: ...
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, ...
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 ...