This chapter gives a brief overview of the legal regulation of physician assistance in dying in the Netherlands and elsewhere. It then presents research data on the frequency of end-of-life decisions and their main characteristics in different countries. Finally, it briefly discusses the possible consequences of legalizing euthanasia for the practice of end-of-life decisionmaking.

Assisted suicide, End-of-life decision making, Euthanasia, Netherlands, Physician assistance dying,
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van der Heide, A, & Rietjens, J.A.C. (2012). End-of-life decisions. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0029