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Physicians' experiences with demented patients with advance euthanasia directives in the Netherlands.

Authors
  • Rurup, Mette L
  • Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D
  • van der Heide, Agnes
  • van der Wal, Gerrit
  • van der Maas, Paul J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2005
Volume
53
Issue
7
Pages
1138–1144
Identifiers
PMID: 16108931
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Most nursing home physicians think that the suffering of patients with dementia can be unbearable and hopeless as a consequence of dementia, but most physicians do not consider dementia to be grounds for euthanasia, unless perhaps the patient has an additional illness.

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