Table 3. Free-text comments to question: 'If legislation allows euthanasia in later than the beginning stages of dementia, would you carry out euthanasia (if advance directive available)?'
Answer label n = 86 (completed answers)
Yes (if legal)36
No, never18
Only if complicated with physical comorbidities or other threatening conditions3
No, since you cannot judge quality of life and meaning to others2
No, since I want a clear ‘yes’ from the patient5
Yes, if patient, family, relatives, and other carers are extensively involved and consulted in a shared decision-making11
Yes, but considering that an advance directive does not necessarily reflect today's beliefs or wishes and that dementia was specified in the directive4
Yes, if you know the patient, their life lifecycle, and their life view very well4
No opinion3