NVVE, Dutch RtD Society, has developed a school curriculum program called ‘Euthanasia – “dead normal”’, a project to bolster public support and acceptance of euthanasia. The curriculum, launched in September, aims to provide high school students with “accessible information” about euthanasia, helping them to “have respect” for those who chose to end their lives.
There are videos offering ‘different’ (though all supportive) perspectives on euthanasia: about a 26 year old woman with muscular dystrophy who opted for euthanasia; a 17 year old girl who’s grandmother asked for euthanasia; and a doctor who performs euthanasia.
There is also an infographic (in Dutch only) guiding students through the steps involved in euthanasia. At the end of the materials one finds a ‘black humour’ section, intended to lighten up the rather heavy subject for youngsters.