Judgement of suffering in the case of a euthanasia request in The Netherlands.

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INTRODUCTION In The Netherlands, physicians have to be convinced that the patient suffers unbearably and hopelessly before granting a request for euthanasia. The extent to which general practitioners (GPs), consulted physicians and members of the euthanasia review committees judge this criterion similarly was evaluated. METHODS 300 GPs, 150 consultants… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/jme.2008.028779

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