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Guide for professionals on Refraining from Food and Fluids published in the Netherlands

In a position paper from 2011, the Royal Dutch Medical Association (RDMA) ascertained that physicians must be better trained to provide guidance to patients who choose to stop eating and drinking. Today the RDMA – together with the Dutch Nurses’ Association – issued a guideline to help professionals (physicians, nurses and other carers) in preparing these patients for guiding them through the process. 

The English report/guideline can be downloaded here.

The Dutch version here.