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Unbearable suffering of patients with a request for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide: An integrative review

Dees, Marianne K.; Vernooij-Dassen, Myrra J.; Dekkers, Wim J.; Van Weel, Chris

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Purpose: In the legal performance of the euthanasia procedure, unbearable suffering, one of the requirements of due care, is difficult to assess. Evaluation of the current knowledge of unbearable suffering is needed in the ongoing debate about the conditions on which EAS can be approved. Methods: Using an integrative literature review, we evaluated publications with definitions of suffering in general or in end-of-life situations and with descriptions of suffering in the context of a request...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84912
Source: Psycho-Oncology
DOI: 10.1002/pon.1612

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