Better palliative care could cut euthanasiaBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7173.1613a (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1613
- Hugh Matthews
Euthanasia in the Netherlands is proving detrimental to the practice of medicine and is usually avoidable, Dutch palliative care physician Dr Ben Zylicz told a meeting at the United Kingdom's House of Lords last week.
The practice of non-voluntary euthanasia--in which the patient is unable to give consent--is becoming widespread, in contravention of Dutch guidelines, warned Dr Zylicz. He …