Dutch paediatricians back euthanasia for under-12s
Association not worried about safeguards.
Dutch man cleared after helping mother commit suicide
The Arnhem Court of Appeal has cleared a 74-year-old Dutch man who helped his mother commit suicide
Euthanasia cases leap in Dutch clinic
A Dutch euthanasia clinic cautioned by authorities has experienced a massive leap in patients requesting euthanasia.
Dutch euthanasia clinic has knuckles rapped over tinnitus death
Third time in a year for the Levenseindekliniek in The Hague.
Dutch doctors want to harvest organs of euthanased patients
The number of organs available for transplant in the Netherlands could double.
15% rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths
Euthanasia now represents over 3% of all Dutch deaths.
Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia?
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.
Some Dutch pharmacists refusing to supply euthanasia drugs
Although euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, some Dutch pharmacists are refusing to supply the lethal drugs needed to carry it out.
Netherlands’ first assisted suicide for disability
A 70-year-old blind woman has become the first person in the Netherlands to be granted assisted suicide on the grounds of disability.
Euthanasia rates in the Netherlands rise 13 percent in one year
New data from regional euthanasia regulatory committees indicate that euthanasia rates in the Netherlands rose 13% in the last year (to 4188).
Dutch prince dies after 18 months in coma
Eighteen months after a skiing accident put him in a state of minimal consciousness, Prince Friso, of the Netherlands, has died at 44.
Put disabled babies out of our misery, say Dutch doctors
Distress felt by parents of a dying newborn can justify the child’s euthanasia, says Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG), which represents doctors in the Netherlands.
Are Dutch doctors losing their nerve over euthanasia?
Politicians in the Netherlands are pushing the organisation which represents Dutch doctors to overcome its misgivings over euthanasia for patients with dementia.
Dutch government studying possibility of three or more parents
The Dutch justice ministry is investigating the possibility of allowing children to grow up with three or more legal parents.
Massive fraud by Dutch psychologist shows weak side of scientific method
The credibility of the field of social psychology is at risk, a Dutch panel has found after reviewing massive misconduct by a researcher
Report on Dutch euthanasia for 2011 released
The most comprehensive information on Dutch euthanasia in 2011 available in English.
Dutch uni to investigate study of organ trafficking
Dutch university to study growing problem
Big rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths
Just-released statistics for Dutch euthanasia in 2011 show that the number of psychiatric patients who died has skyrocketed from 2 in 2010 to 13 last year. Euthanasia for people with dementia also rose substantially, to 49.
Dutch debate euthanasia of their prince
Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation
Should deep, continuous sedation at the end of life really be treated as normal medical practice in the Netherlands, ask three Dutch authors in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Although they do not appear to oppose euthanasia, they argue that “morally problematic aspects inherent to palliative sedation do not get the attention they deserve” under current guidelines.
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