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A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care$
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Joachim Cohen and Luc Deliens

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599400

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.001.0001

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End-of-life decisions

End-of-life decisions

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(p.50) Chapter 4 End-of-life decisions
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A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care
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Agnes van der Heide

Judith Rietjens

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0029

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 decision-making.

Keywords:   physician assistance dying, Netherlands, euthanasia, end-of-life decision making, assisted suicide

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