Year: 1995 Source: Bioethics, v.9, no.3/4, (1995), p.309-312 SIEC No: 20021023

Until recently, physician assisted suicide was dealt with on the same basis as active voluntary euthanasia in The Netherlands. Over the last years, several cases relating to assistance in suicide of mental patients did raise specific issues, not addressed so far in the debate on euthanasia. One of these cases resulted in a Supreme Court decision. The paper summarized this decision & comments on it from a legal point of view.