Dutch doctors make advice on suicide available to public

Sheldon, Tony
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/21/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7658, p1394
Academic Journal
The author reports that doctors in the Netherlands have written a book informing people about the appropriate way in which they can commit suicide. The book, "Informatie over Zorgvuldige Levensbeëindiging/ Information About the Careful Ending of Life," informs people how they can induce a coma and death by using food and drugs. The opinions of the Dutch Medical Association regarding the book are presented. The number of people who commit suicide on an annual basis in the Netherlands without the assistance of a doctor is mentioned.


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