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Medical interns
Feb 18 '20 15:10

More than half of medical students believe that people from poorer families have less chance to be admitted to medical school than their more wealthy peers, according to a study by student platform De Geneeskundestudent among its over 3 thousand members, Trouw reports.

In the 2017 academic year, the government abolished the central draw for study directions with a limited number of places, including medicine. Since then, faculties have been allowed to apply their own selection criteria.

Lady Justice
Jan 31 '18 16:10

The court in Den Bosch found 76-year-old Albert Heringa guilty of assisting his 99-year-old mother in committing suicide and gave him a conditionally suspended prison sentence of six months. The sentence is three months higher than what the Public Prosecutor demanded. This was the fourth time this case appeared in court, NOS reports.

Doctor
Mar 24 '17 10:45

Doctors in the Netherlands should refer their patients to another doctor if they can not or do not want to grant a euthanasia request themselves, according to the foundation Levenseindenkliniek (End of Life Clinic), ANP reports.

Feb 23 '17 15:55

Statements by DENK leader Tunahan Kuzu suggesting that elderly people with an immigration background are discriminated against in the Dutch healthcare system, led to disbelief and outrage among medical practitioners in the Netherlands. "This clearly fits into the election campaign", Rene Heman, chairman of Dutch doctors federation KNMG, said to newspaper AD.

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Aug 12 '16 09:49

Doctors in the Netherlands do not have to call the authorities if they have a patient with violent ideas in their consulting room - their professional confidentiality only lapses when there is a "concrete threat", according to doctors' federation KNMG in a guide to doctors

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Mar 17 '16 16:15

In an open letter on their website on Thursday, doctors' association KNMG called for a ban on selling tobacco and cigarettes in supermarkets, gas station stores, bookstores and drug stores.

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Jan 5 '16 15:20

Doctors do not want to be obligated to perform euthanasia if their patients request it. They want to be able to determine themselves how or if they want to cooperate with a patient's wish to die, and if necessary they want to be able to refuse, doctors federation KNMG said

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Sep 8 '14 10:40

Patient and doctor organizations are blowing the whistle on benefit agencies and health insurers asking unwarrantedly for patients' full medical records. They warn patients that this is not always necessary.

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Oct 1 '13 03:15

45 hospitals get the new label senior friendly hospital. Several elderly organizations joined forces to develop the new label. 130 hospitals were submitted to the test.

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Sep 19 '13 02:34

Starting January 2014, prescriptions will no longer be written by hand, announced the KNMG on Wednesday.

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