Court upholds murder verdict on doctor who ended woman's lifeBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7403.1351-c (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1351
- Tony Sheldon
The Royal Dutch Medical Association is calling for doctors who “end a patient's life without an explicit request” to be able to report their actions and have them judged outside a court of law. The “dilemmas” that doctors face in practice should not be judged on legal criteria alone, it argues.
The call comes after an appeal court ruling that upheld the murder charge against Dr Wilfred van Oijen, the Amsterdam GP …