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Dutch Euthanasia case: Doctor 'acted with best intentions' says court

R Sinduja

News Editor

A doctor was on trial in the Netherlands in a case, accused of failing to verify consent before performing euthanasia on a dementia patient and is now cleared of any wrongdoing by a Dutch court. The 74-year-old patient had expressed a wish to be euthanized but also hinted that she wanted to find the right time. The patient died in 2016. Judges said the doctor acted lawfully as not doing it would have undermined patient's wish.