Cases of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Reported to the Public Prosecutor in North Holland Over 10 Years
van der Wal, Gerrit
Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D.
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1996 Mar 9; 312(7031): 612-613.
Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide are still forbidden in the Netherlands and cases have to be reported to the public prosecutor as unnatural deaths. Doctors will not, however, be prosecuted if they have acted in accordance with the requirements for prudent practice. Before the 1980s doctors never reported such cases, but the numbers of reported cases have increased since then, from 19 in 1984 to 1318 in 1993. We wanted to gain insight into the characteristics of reported cases of euthanasia (including assisted suicide): which physicians perform it and with what kind of patients?
Age Factors; Aids; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Assisted Suicide; Cancer; Central Nervous System Diseases; Diagnosis; Disclosure; Doctors; Euthanasia; Females; Males; Mandatory Reporting; Medical Specialties; Mortality; Patients; Physicians; Records; Reporting; Statistics; Suicide; Voluntary Euthanasia;
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