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Table 1 Use of the term euthanasia in Dutch newspaper articles

From: News media coverage of euthanasia: a content analysis of Dutch national newspapers

  n = 284 %
The practice to which the term ‘euthanasia’ was applied was described 60 (n = 170)
The term euthanasia was used for practices outside the scope of the euthanasia Law 24 (n = 67)
Where ‘euthanasia’ described practices outside the scope of Dutch euthanasia law it referred to:  
Forgoing life prolonging treatments 8 (n = 24)
Assistance in suicide by non-physicians 5 (n = 13)
Active ending of life without request of the patient 4 (n = 12)
Assistance in suicide by physicians 2 (n = 6)
Killing of animals 1 (n = 3)
Metaphor 1 (n = 3)
Ceasing eating and drinking 1 (n = 2)
Suicide 1 (n = 2)
Disproportionate increase of pain medication 1 (n = 2)