Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dutch Consider Euthanasia For Dementia Patients

This is too rich: Doctors in the Netherlands tut-tutting about whether to euthanize dementia patients or not. I find it alarming enough that apparently a third of Dutch doctors think it's just fine. Scary.
Doctors wary of euthanasia for dementia
Just 33 percent of Dutch doctors are willing to use euthanasia in cases of early dementia, a national survey conducted by three university hospitals shows.
The poll was carried out by the university hospitals of Utrecht, Groningen and Rotterdam, a television programme reported on Saturday. more

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