Opinions about euthanasia and advanced dementia: a qualitative study among Dutch physicians and members of the general public

BMC Medical Ethics 16 (1):7 (2015)
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Abstract

The Dutch law states that a physician may perform euthanasia according to a written advance euthanasia directive when a patient is incompetent as long as all legal criteria of due care are met. This may also hold for patients with advanced dementia. We investigated the differing opinions of physicians and members of the general public on the acceptability of euthanasia in patients with advanced dementia

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