Year: 1993 Source: Annals of Medicine, v.25, no.1, (February 1993), p.5-9 SIEC No: 19930174

This article summarizes background events that led to the publishing of the book “Assisted Suicide” which was co-authored with N Speijer, & elaborates on the underlying principles & criteria & rules of conduct for assisted suicide as enunciated in the book. The article also examines the practice & epidemiology of assisted suicide in The Netherlands from 1982 onward including steps taken to resolve the legal & political issues.