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Table 1 development and foundation of LEIF and SCEN

From: Establishing specialized health services for professional consultation in euthanasia: experiences in the Netherlands and Belgium

Development & Foundation LEIF SCEN
Initiators Initiative of individuals with experience in end-of-life care and the pluralistic association 'Right to Die with Dignity'* Initiative of the Royal Dutch Medical Association and the Association of General Practitioners †
Year of founding In 2003, 6 months after the euthanasia law * In 1997, before the euthanasia law ‡
Covering region Provided for the 6 provinces in Flanders* First a pilot project in Amsterdam (SCEA) in 1997, since 1999 in the rest of the country ‡
  1. * Source: Interview with the director and training moderator of LEIF and Distelmans W: LEIF: het LevensEinde InformatieForum (LEIF: the Life End Information Forum). Neuron 2008, 13 (3):144-146.
  2. † Source:
  3. ‡ Source: Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, van der Wal G: Support and consultation for general practitioners concerning euthanasia: the SCEA project. Health Policy 2001, 56:33-48.
  4. Jansen-van der Weide M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, van der Wal G: Implementation of the project 'Support and Consultation on Euthanasia in The Netherlands' (SCEN). Health Policy 2004, 69:365-373.