Reprimand for Dutch doctor who assisted suicide

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:894

A medical disciplinary board in Amsterdam has reprimanded psychiatrist Dr Boudewijn Chabot for helping a depressed, but physically healthy, 50 year old woman to commit suicide. The board argued that Dr Chabot was wrong to decide that his patient could not be treated and concluded that his actions undermined trust in the medical profession. The judgment contradicted the decision last June by the Supreme Court, which came to the opposite conclusion. The new judgment could put …

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