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  1. Matthijs P. S. van Wijmen, Mette L. Rurup, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Pam J. Kaspers & Bregje D. Onwuteaka-philipsen (2010). Advance Directives in the Netherlands: An Empirical Contribution to the Exploration of a Cross-Cultural Perspective on Advance Directives. Bioethics 24 (3):118-126.
    Research Objective: This study focuses on ADs in the Netherlands and introduces a cross-cultural perspective by comparing it with other countries. Methods: A questionnaire was sent to a panel comprising 1621 people representative of the Dutch population. The response was 86%. Results: 95% of the respondents didn't have an AD, and 24% of these were not familiar with the idea of drawing up an AD. Most of those familiar with ADs knew about the Advanced Euthanasia Directive (AED, 64%). Both low (...)
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  2. Judith Ac Rietjens, Paul J. van der Maas, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Johannes Jm van Delden & Agnes van der Heide (2009). Two Decades of Research on Euthanasia From the Netherlands. What Have We Learnt and What Questions Remain? Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (3):271-283.
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  3. Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen & Gerrit van der Wal (2001). A Protocol for Consultation of Another Physician in Cases of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Journal of Medical Ethics 27 (5):331-337.
    Objective—Consultation of another physician is an important method of review of the practice of euthanasia. For the project “support and consultation in euthanasia in Amsterdam” which is aimed at professionalising consultation, a protocol for consultation was developed to support the general practitioners who were going to work as consultants and to ensure uniformity. Participants—Ten experts (including general practitioners who were experienced in euthanasia and consultation, a psychiatrist, a social geriatrician, a professor in health law and a public prosecutor) and the (...)
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  4. Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Gerrit van Der Wal & Lode Wigersma (2000). Consultation and Discussion with Other Physicians in Cases of Requests for Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Refused by Family Physicians. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 9 (03):381-390.
    In the Netherlands, in 1995 approximately 9700 people explicitly requested euthanasia or assisted suicide (EAS), and EAS was performed approximately 3600 times (2.7% of all deaths). The most important reasons for not performing EAS when requested by a patient were that the patient died before EAS was performed, or that the physician refused the request.
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