To the Editor:
In the Netherlands, the much debated practice of physician assistance in dying has been legally regulated since 2002. Such assistance may include physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia, in which a physician administers lethal medication at the explicit request of a patient. Both types of assistance are allowed only for patients who are “suffering unbearably” without any prospect of relief. [...]

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Journal New England Journal of Medicine
van der Heide, A, van Delden, J.J.M, & Onwuteaka-Philipsen, B.D. (2017). End-of-Life decisions in the Netherlands over 25 years. New England Journal of Medicine, 377(5), 492–494. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1705630