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Dutch Physician Organization KNMG takes new position on suffering and the right to die

A new position paper just published by the Dutch Physicians Association (KNMG) says unbearable and lasting suffering should not be the only criteria physicians to consider when a patient requests euthanasia.

The KNMG says the new guidelines will clarify the responsibilities, possibilities and limitations that physicians have within the regulations of the 2002 euthanasia law (Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide [Review Procedures] Act).

To read full article by Hans de Vreij go to Radio Netherlands Worldwide website.

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