Holland (or more properly, the Netherlands) is one of the few countries in the world where
euthanasia is openly practiced. It is now allowed by statute, but many years the law accepted a standard
defence from doctors that had adhered to official guidelines. These hinge on
voluntariness of the request and unrelievable-ness of the suffering. It is not a condition
that the patient is terminally ill or that the suffering is physical. Holland, and neighbouring Belgium which also has lawful voluntary euthanasia, does not assist foreigners.