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Reports From the Netherlands: Dances With Data
Conclusion: Medical decisions concerning the end of life are a difficult matter and they evoke much emotional response. What is needed, however, is an open debate in order to improve the moral quality of decision making, ...
The Remmelink Study: Two Years Later
The Remmelink Committee published its report on medical decisions at the end of life in the Netherlands in September 1991. As a result, the Dutch debate about physician aid-in-dying has been broadened to include life-terminating ...
Deciding Not to Resuscitate in Dutch Hospitals
The use of do not resuscitate (DNR) orders in Dutch hospitals was studied as part of a nationwide study on medical decisions concerning the end of life. DNR decisions are made in 6 per cent of all admissions, and 61 percent ...
Life-Terminating Acts Without Explicit Request of Patient
In the Dutch nationwide study on medical decisions concerning the end of life (MDEL) life-terminating acts without the explicit request of the patient (LAWER) were noted in 0.8% of all deaths. We present here quantitative ...