Podium: How I Help My Patients That Choose to Die ; Dr Aycke Smook Taken from the Lecture by the Dutch Oncologist at the Voluntary Euthanasia Society's Symposium in London
Dr Aycke Smook Taken, The Independent (London, England)
THE MODEL we use in the Netherlands to make medical decisions when a person is dying is not for export, because it is founded on the typical way in which Dutch people live and communicate. Autonomy in decision- making is a fundamental issue in our society. Fortunately, we have always had, and still have, extremists on the left and on the right sides, proponents and opponents of any subject. This forces us to carry on arguing with each other about difficult problems such as religion, abortion and political issues, and about medical decisions concerning the end of life.
It is very important for physicians who are dealing with patients to reflect seriously on death and …
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