CHAPTER GENERAL INTRODUCTION Parts of this chapter are translated from an earlier Dutch publication: van Veen, S.M.P. & Widdershoven, G.A.M. Euthanasie in de psychiatrie. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde (2020). Also, a modified version of this introduction is currently undergoing peer review as: van Veen, S.M.P., Widdershoven, G.A.M., Beekman, A.T.F. & Evans, N. Physician assisted death for psychiatric suffering: experiences in the Netherlands. 1|