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Pressure in dealing with requests for euthanasia or assisted suicide. Experiences of general practitioners
  1. Marike E de Boer1,
  2. Marja F I A Depla1,
  3. Marjolein den Breejen1,
  4. Pauline Slottje1,
  5. Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen2,
  6. Cees M P M Hertogh1
  1. 1 Department of General Practice and Old Age Medicine, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Marike E de Boer, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1081 HV, The Netherlands; m.deboer{at}vumc.nl

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  • Contributors MEdeB, CMPMH, BDOP and PS were involved in the proposal of the study. MEdeB conducted the interviews. MEdeB was involved in analysing the data, with assistance from MdenB and MFIAD. A first draft of the article was written by MEdeB with assistance from MFIAD. All other authors commented on the draft of the article which led to a revised version that was approved by all authors.

  • Funding This research was funded by the academic network of general practice of the department of general practice of Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (ANH VUmc).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MEdeB, CMPMH, BDOP and PS were involved in the proposal of the study. MEdeB conducted the interviews. MEdeB was involved in analysing the data, with assistance from MdenB and MFIAD. A first draft of the article was written by MEdeB with assistance from MFIAD. All other authors commented on the draft of the article which led to a revised version that was approved by all authors.

  • Funding This research was funded by the academic network of general practice of the department of general practice of Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (ANH VUmc).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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