Mobile “life’s end” teams start work in Netherlands

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 06 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1681
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. 1Utrecht

In the face of serious objections from the Dutch medical profession, the Dutch Right to Die Society this week launched its “Life’s End” euthanasia clinic, reporting initial interest from 70 people.

The society insists that it will work within Dutch law in responding to requests to die from up to 1000 people each year who satisfy the legal requirements for euthanasia but whose current doctor “cannot or will not” agree to their request.

But the Dutch Medical Association says that the clinic will create “a tunnel vision” where the only option is death and other solutions are excluded.

The clinic has begun …

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