The alcoholic brother of Mark Langedijk chose euthanasia


De getuigenis van Marcel Langedijk : "My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia" . Het is de moeite waard naar deze getuigenis te luisteren. Hoe in een paar woorden de keuze voor euthanasie van een broer door de familie ervaren wordt.

Mark kreeg het niet voor elkaar om te stoppen met drinken en zag maar één uitweg: euthanasie. Nieuws, 29 november 2016, Bron Linda. Na 8 slopende jaren en 21 ziekenhuisopnames bleef de familie van Mark Langedijk (41) hopen dat hij zou stoppen met drinken. Het bleek ijdele hoop, want hij kreeg het niet voor elkaar. Maar Mark had een oplossing: euthanasie.


"My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia" News 01 december 2016.

A man has been legally allowed to end his life because he was an alcoholic. Mark Langedijk had been fighting the condition for years and was also suffering from depression and anxiety.

At the age of 41 he convinced doctors and psychiatrists in the Netherlands that he met the country's strict criteria required to be granted the life-ending treatment.

His brother Marcel Langedijk has been telling the BBC's Anna Holligan about the day Mark died.



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