Are you interested in learning more about topics related to sociology, old age and death? Check out “The Loneliness of the Dying” written by acclaimed sociologist, Norbert Elias.

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Many terms may arise in end-of-life care discussions, such as ‘euthanasia,’ ‘assisted suicide,’ ‘withholding treatment,’ ‘withdrawing treatment,’ and ‘palliative sedation.’ They are often misunderstood and sometimes confused. Understanding these terms can assist in decision-making and ensuring quality of life.

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Dominique Girard, Psy.D/Ph.D

Radboud UMC

The Netherlands