Dutch suicide clinic proposal

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The Dutch pressure group Right to Die NL (NVVE) is investigating the feasibility of setting up a clinic for suicide and euthanasia. It would help people who sincerely wish to die and have nowhere else to turn.

The NVVE says the clinic could assist people with chronic psychiatric problems, with Alzheimer's or dementia and people who feel they have "completed" their life. These categories of people do not meet the requirements of hospices, which specialise in terminal care. Euthanasia is available in most Dutch hospices.

The NVVE would like to see the "life's end" clinic made part of an ordinary hospital or nursing home.

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