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Pushing the boundaries of lawful assisted dying in the Netherlands? Existential suffering and lay assistance.

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Pushing the boundaries of lawful assisted dying in the Netherlands? Existential suffering and lay assistance. / Ost, Suzanne; Mullock, Alexandra.

In: European Journal of Health Law, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2011, p. 163-189.

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Ost, Suzanne ; Mullock, Alexandra. / Pushing the boundaries of lawful assisted dying in the Netherlands? Existential suffering and lay assistance. In: European Journal of Health Law. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 163-189.

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