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Euthanasia: law and practice in The Netherlands.
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PMID:  8759230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In The Netherlands, euthanasia is defined as the deliberate termination of the life of a person on his request by another person. Although, in this limited sense, euthanasia is only one of the issues raised by medical decision-making at the end of life, it is, in particular, the acceptance of euthanasia in this country that has attracted attention from abroad. Also, in The Netherlands itself, the toleration of the courts of euthanasia (if carried out by a physician under strict conditions) has given rise to much debate. This contribution surveys the developments in the law (including recent legislation), and in medical practice, and explores the relation between the two, with particular attention to the position of the physician.
S Gevers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical bulletin     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0007-1420     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Med. Bull.     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-26     Completed Date:  1996-09-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376542     Medline TA:  Br Med Bull     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-33     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Health Law Section, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Euthanasia / legislation & jurisprudence*
Suicide, Assisted

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