Joseph K M Gevers

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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, physician-assisted suicide, and other end-of-life practices. METHODS We mailed questionnaires to physicians attending 6860 deaths that were(More)
The shortage of donor organs calls for a careful examination of all improvement options. In this study, 80 Dutch hospitals were compared. They provided 868 donors in a 5-year period, constituting 91% of all donors in that period in The Netherlands. Multilevel regression analysis was used to explain the differences between hospitals. Potential explanatory(More)
Of 278 patients who were referred to a tertiary centre because of a bile-duct injury incurred during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 19% had sued the doctor or hospital involved. This percentage is relatively low compared with data from the US, and also if compared with the much larger group of patients who believe that their injury was due to medical(More)
INTRODUCTION The Dutch Euthanasia Act (2002) states that euthanasia is not punishable if the attending physician acts in accordance with the statutory due care criteria. These criteria hold that: there should be a voluntary and well-considered request, the patient's suffering should be unbearable and hopeless, the patient should be informed about their(More)
BACKGROUND An important principle underlying the Dutch Euthanasia Act is physicians' responsibility to alleviate patients' suffering. The Dutch Act states that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are not punishable if the attending physician acts in accordance with criteria of due care. These criteria concern the patient's request, the patient's(More)
The legislation on the Icelandic genetic database provides for an opting-out system for the collection of encoded medical information from individual medical records. From the beginning this has raised criticism, in Iceland itself and abroad. The Supreme Court has now decided that this approach of presumed consent is not unconstitutional per se, but that(More)
  • J K Gevers
  • International journal of health services…
  • 1985
This article presents an analysis of the legal developments with respect to worker control over occupational health services. It gives a survey of legislation in the member states of the European Economic Community (EEC), in particular as to how worker involvement in occupational health services is organized and what it entails in terms of access to(More)