The Troubled 29-Year-Old Helped to Die by Dutch Doctors

August 9, 2018

(BBC) – These criteria may be more straightforward to apply in the case of someone with a terminal diagnosis from untreatable cancer, who is in great pain. And the vast majority of the 6,585 deaths from euthanasia in Holland in 2017 were cases of people with a physical disease. But 83 people were euthanised on the grounds of psychiatric suffering. So these were people – like Aurelia – whose conditions were not necessarily terminal.¬†Aurelia Brouwers’ wish to die came with a long history of mental illness.

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