Death from motor neurone disease can be peaceful

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1466d (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1466

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  1. David Oliver
  1. Medical director Wisdom Hospice, Rochester, Kent ME1 2NN

    EDITOR,—Peter Millard's review of “Death on Request”1 raises several questions about the illness of Cees Van Werder de Joode and its “management” by euthanasia. From the film it appears that Cees was offered euthanasia as the alternative to a death from motor neurone disease when he would “probably suffocate” and “suffer terribly.” However, palliative care offers an alternative to these extremes, …

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