Monitoring Quality of End-of-Life Care
Prevalence and major background characteristics and evolutions of the euthanasia practice in Belgium
Concerning psychiatric patients, the possibility of euthanasia gives rise to many ethical and juridical concerns regarding the adequate assessment and evaluation of all legal and due care criteria. E.g. the key criterion unbearable psychological suffering is still insufficiently understood. Given this wide range of fundamental concerns, it is striking that the euthanasia practice in psychiatric patients has only been studied superficially.
Survey to study Belgian psychiatrists’ stance and practices regarding psychiatric euthanasia