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Euthanasia at home under Dutch plans for mobile medics
Mobile medical teams that can euthanise people in their own homes are being considered by the Dutch government. The teams of doctors and nurses would be sent out from a clinic following a referral from the patient's doctor.
The proposals were disclosed by Edith Schippers, the health minister, in a written answer to questions from Christian Union MPs. She said that mobile units "for patients who meet the criteria for euthanasia but whose doctors are unwilling to carry it out" was worthy of consideration.
"If the patient thinks it desirable, the doctor can refer him or her to a mobile team or clinic," the minister wrote....