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Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Deep Sedation and Slow Death of Europe
"deep sedation as currently practiced in the Netherlands has become a widespread form of passive euthanasia. Dr. Jochemsen explained that the cause of death nowadays is usually not the disease but lack of food and hydration -- in short, patients are routinely starved and dehydrated while drugged into an unconscious state, a fact not revealed by the doctors.
Needless to say, these deaths while under deep sedation are not counted as euthanasia in Holland, even though they account for more than four times as many deaths as the "official" euthanasia numbers. (For more information on these issues, visit www.lindeboominstituut.nl.)"