Year: 2002 Source: Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. p.122-143 SIEC No: 20040160

The author describes working in palliative care in The Netherlands, where its development has been severely hampered by the easy availability of euthanasia. He profiles the different types of patients requesting euthanasia, which fall into 5 categories: Afraid, Burned-out, Control Oriented, Depressed, & Extreme. The doctor’s own hospice care is discussed, & the social cost of euthanasia in The Netherlands is examined.