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The Last Phase of Life: Who Requests and Who Receives Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide?
BACKGROUND: When suffering becomes unbearable for patients they might request for euthanasia. OBJECTIVE: To study which patients request for euthanasia and which requests actually resulted in euthanasia in relation with ...
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 ...
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 ...
Design of the Advance Directives Cohort: A Study of End-of-Life Decision-Making Focusing on Advance Directives
ADs are documents in which one can state one's preferences concerning end-of-life care, aimed at making someone's wishes known in situations where he/she is not able to do so in another manner. There is still a lot unclear ...