Posts Tagged ‘Dutch Euthanasia’

Euthanasia is legal for tinnitus in Netherlands

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

An expert in euthanasia law in the Netherlands confirmed to MPs on Tuesday that there has been at least one case of someone being euthanised under Dutch law because they had tinnitus. During the third oral evidence session of the UK Health and Social Care Select Committee’s (HSCSC) inquiry into assisted suicide, MPs heard testimonies Read more

Dutch legalise euthanasia for primary school-age children

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Euthanasia is to be extended to primary school-age children in the Netherlands, the Dutch government has announced. Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said that children aged five to 12 years can obtain lethal injections if “life termination is the only viable option to end the child’s hopeless and unbearable suffering”. The country already allows the euthanasia Read more

Dutch doctors to sedate ‘agitated’ euthanasia patients

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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Dutch doctors are now permitted to sedate euthanasia patients if there is a chance they could “become agitated” as a doctor prepares to end their life. The policy was updated by the Euthanasia Review Committee and applies to patients who have dementia or a similar condition. The revised policies state that for dementia patients “it Read more