Name of policy

Euthanasia Act

Please briefly describe the policy

In the Netherlands, euthanasia is understood to mean termination of life by a medical practitioner at the request of a patient. This definition also covers assisted suicide.

Is this policy about:
  • Health care
  • Does this policy cover:
  • The care of people having a neurodegenerative condition (the patient)
  • Please categorise the policy using the following descriptors
  • Policy or operational framework to define standards for the quality of care ?Framework for diagnosis and patient/family support (for example, covering the provision of services such as memory clinics)Policy on individual choice and control (autonomy) in care and treatment decision-making. Policy on payment for care. Policy or regulations relating to residential care or nursing home supportSupport for independent living and community based care Support for end of life careEducation programmes for healthcare professionals and carersHealthcare policy for primary care (local doctor) or other community healthcare provision (such as nurses, chiropodists, health visitors) in relation to neurodegenerative conditions
  • Relevant web link to policy document

    http://english.minvws.nl/en/themes/euthanasia/

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