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World Medical Association isolates Netherlands on euthanasia

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 28 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:675
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    A World Medical Association resolution condemning euthanasia as “unethical” and urging all doctors and medical associations to refrain from the practice has prompted the Royal Dutch Medical Association to call for an “honest debate on rational grounds.”

    The resolution, which is set to be adopted by next week's annual assembly in Washington, DC, highlights the Netherlands as the only country where national laws have been passed decriminalising mercy …

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