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Netherlands sets up euthanasia advisory body

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:348
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Dutch general practitioners faced with doubts about a patient's request for euthanasia are to be offered expert advice and the option of an independent consultation from specially trained colleagues.

    Plans for the national project, known as Support and Consultation on Euthanasia in the Netherlands (SCEN), have been drawn up by the Royal Dutch Medical Association …

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