Nothing More to Do: Euthanasia, General Practice, and End-of-Life Discourse in the Netherlands
Medical Anthropology 2007 April-June; 26(2): 139-172
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van der Heide, Agnes; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D.; Rurup, Mette L.; Buiting, Hilde M.; van Delden, Johannes J.M.; Hanssen-de Wolf, Johanna E.; Janssen, Anke G.J.M.; Pasman, H. Roeline W.; Rietjens, Judith A.C.; Prins, Cornelis J.M.; Deerenberg, Ingeborg M.; Gevers, Joseph K.M.; van der Maas, Paul J.; van der Wal, Gerrit (2007-05-10)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, ...
Depression and Explicit Requests for Euthanasia in End-of-Life Cancer Patients in Primary Care in the Netherlands: A Longitudinal, Prospective Study Ruijs, Cees D M; Kerkhof, A J F M; van der Wal, G; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, B D (2011-08)In the Netherlands, many (45%) cancer patients die at home, in the care of GPs. About 1 out of 10 end-of-life cancer deaths is hastened by GPs through euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. However, the relationship ...