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Dutch criteria of due care for physician-assisted dying in medical practice: a physician perspective
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    Comment Buiting et al on the suffering criterion

    In a study on the six due care criteria for lawful euthanasia in the Netherlands, H.M. Buiting and others found that the requirement that a physician should convince herself that her patient was suffering hopelessly and unbearably was by far the most difficult to meet. [1] Of the physicians who reported to have experienced problems with the criteria, 79% reported difficulties with that criterion; in particular they foun...

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