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New Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of Euthanasia Regulation in the Netherlands

By Xavier Symons
NRL News Today - December 1, 2017

“Strict,” “scrupulous” and “rigid.” These are some of the words that have been used to describe the regulation of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) in the Netherlands. But how closely are doctors actually monitored?

A new study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health suggests that the Dutch euthanasia review committees (RTE) struggle to judge whether doctors have correctly applied EAS criteria, and are ultimately dependent on the transparency with which physicians report cases of EAS.

The study, authored by David Miller and Dr Scott Kim from the National Institutes of Health’s bioethics department, analyses 33 cases from 2012-2016 in which the RTE committees deemed that doctors had failed to meet due care criteria.

Full article at NRL News Today


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