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IF Award 2008 for Dr Rob de Jong


Dr Rob de Jong receives the IF Award 2008 at the 19th IF World Conference

This year’s IF award is given to Dr Rob de Jong, paediatric neurosurgeon, on account of his scientific contributions concerning the debate on active euthanasia and his critical comments and publications on this issue. He has published a scientific paper covering pain and unbearable suffering by babies with Spina Bifida. His thesis: children with Spina Bifida are not suffering unbearably and pain can be managed. He has researched the issue of pain in newborns with Spina Bifida, concluding that when the baby suffers from pain, it can be alleviated easily. The criteria used in the Groningen protocol are incorrect, it is incompatible with human rights and it is unclear in whose interest these decisions are.


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