Physicians are regularly confronted with pharmacists who refuse to provide euthanasia drugs. They do not always understand that the provision of euthanasia drugs is not a normal professional activity for pharmacists. It is a lot less clear that pharmacists are also allowed to have fundamental objections. In addition, professional standards lack clarity for pharmacists who do not have such objections to the provision of euthanasia drugs. The relationship between physicians and pharmacists in the context of euthanasia presents problems overlooked by researchers of the third evaluation of the Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (review procedures) Act (WTL). The professional bodies of physicians and pharmacists should address these as soon as possible.

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Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/111473
Journal Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
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Buijsen, M.A.J.M. (2018). Discuss the relationship between physicians and pharmacists in the context of euthanasia. Bespreek verhouding arts en apotheker bij euthanasie. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 162. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/111473