Joachim Cohen

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Public acceptance of euthanasia in Europe: a survey study in 47 countries
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 59:143-56. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Different trends in euthanasia acceptance across Europe. A study of 13 western and 10 central and eastern European countries, 1981-2008
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 23:378-80. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Cultural differences affecting euthanasia practice in Belgium: one law but different attitudes and practices in Flanders and Wallonia
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 75:845-53. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The use of palliative care services associated with better dying circumstances. Results from an epidemiological population-based study in the brussels metropolitan region
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:839-51. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Access to palliative care services in hospital: a matter of being in the right hospital. Hospital charts study in a Canadian city
    Joachim Cohen
    Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End of Life Care Research Group, Brussels, Belgium
    Palliat Med 26:89-94. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Influence of the metropolitan environment on end-of-life decisions: A population-based study of end-of-life decision-making in the Brussels metropolitan region and non-metropolitan Flanders
    Joachim Cohen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End of Life Care Research Group, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Health Place 16:784-93. 2010
  7. pmc Using death certificate data to study place of death in 9 European countries: opportunities and weaknesses
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 7:283. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint European public acceptance of euthanasia: socio-demographic and cultural factors associated with the acceptance of euthanasia in 33 European countries
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 63:743-56. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Place of death of older persons with dementia. A study in five European countries
    Dirk Houttekier
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:751-6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Which patients with cancer die at home? A study of six European countries using death certificate data
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Oncol 28:2267-73. 2010

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Public acceptance of euthanasia in Europe: a survey study in 47 countries
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 59:143-56. 2014
    ..We aimed to determine the current degree of public acceptance of euthanasia across Europe and investigate what factors explain differences...
  2. doi request reprint Different trends in euthanasia acceptance across Europe. A study of 13 western and 10 central and eastern European countries, 1981-2008
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 23:378-80. 2013
    ..A number of explanations for and implications of this apparent east-west polarization are suggested...
  3. doi request reprint Cultural differences affecting euthanasia practice in Belgium: one law but different attitudes and practices in Flanders and Wallonia
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 75:845-53. 2012
    ..Cultural factors seem to play an important role in the practice of (legal) euthanasia and the extent to which legal safeguards are followed...
  4. doi request reprint The use of palliative care services associated with better dying circumstances. Results from an epidemiological population-based study in the brussels metropolitan region
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:839-51. 2011
    ..There is some consensus that a "good death" is one which occurs at home, in the presence of loved ones, and is free of distress. Involvement of palliative care services is assumed to improve these circumstances...
  5. doi request reprint Access to palliative care services in hospital: a matter of being in the right hospital. Hospital charts study in a Canadian city
    Joachim Cohen
    Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End of Life Care Research Group, Brussels, Belgium
    Palliat Med 26:89-94. 2012
    ..The relatively lower access for older and non-cancer patients and technology use in hospital PC services require further attention...
  6. doi request reprint Influence of the metropolitan environment on end-of-life decisions: A population-based study of end-of-life decision-making in the Brussels metropolitan region and non-metropolitan Flanders
    Joachim Cohen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End of Life Care Research Group, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Health Place 16:784-93. 2010
    ..Specific approaches to end-of-life decisions in metropolitan areas need to be considered...
  7. pmc Using death certificate data to study place of death in 9 European countries: opportunities and weaknesses
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 7:283. 2007
    ..This study illustrates opportunities and weaknesses of death certificate data to provide such information on place of death and associated factors in nine European countries (seven entire countries and five regions)...
  8. ncbi request reprint European public acceptance of euthanasia: socio-demographic and cultural factors associated with the acceptance of euthanasia in 33 European countries
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 63:743-56. 2006
    ..g. Germany). Thus, we demonstrated clear cross-national differences with regard to the acceptance of euthanasia, which can serve as an important basis for further debate and research in the specific countries...
  9. doi request reprint Place of death of older persons with dementia. A study in five European countries
    Dirk Houttekier
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:751-6. 2010
    ..The provision of appropriate long-term care facilities with appropriate staffing could be the primary policy instrument that could help patients with dementia avoid dying in the hospital and ensure quality of end-of-life care in Europe...
  10. doi request reprint Which patients with cancer die at home? A study of six European countries using death certificate data
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Oncol 28:2267-73. 2010
    ..This study examines the proportion of cancer deaths occurring at home in six European countries in relation to illness and to demographic and health care factors...
  11. pmc Physician-assisted deaths under the euthanasia law in Belgium: a population-based survey
    Kenneth Chambaere
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    CMAJ 182:895-901. 2010
    ..To help inform this debate, we describe the practices of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and the use of life-ending drugs without an explicit request from the patient, in Flanders, Belgium, where euthanasia is legal...
  12. doi request reprint Place of death in metropolitan regions: metropolitan versus non-metropolitan variation in place of death in Belgium, The Netherlands and England
    Dirk Houttekier
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Health Place 16:132-9. 2010
    ..These findings warrant specific approaches to end-of-life care in metropolitan areas...
  13. doi request reprint Is individual educational level related to end-of-life care use? Results from a nationwide retrospective cohort study in Belgium
    Nathalie Bossuyt
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Operational Directorate Public Health and Surveillance, Brussels, Belgium
    J Palliat Med 14:1135-41. 2011
    ..Educational level has repeatedly been identified as an important determinant of access to health care, but little is known about its influence on end-of-life care use...
  14. doi request reprint Medical end-of-life decisions in children in Flanders, Belgium: a population-based postmortem survey
    Geert Pousset
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:547-53. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence of end-of-life decisions and to describe their characteristics and the preceding decision-making process in minors in Belgium...
  15. pmc End-of-life decision-making in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland: does place of death make a difference?
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Department of Medical Sociology and Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:1062-8. 2007
    ..To examine differences in end-of-life decision-making in patients dying at home, in a hospital or in a care home...
  16. doi request reprint Attitudes and practices of physicians regarding physician-assisted dying in minors
    Geert Pousset
    Bioethics Institute Ghent, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Dis Child 96:948-53. 2011
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  17. pmc A post-mortem survey on end-of-life decisions using a representative sample of death certificates in Flanders, Belgium: research protocol
    Kenneth Chambaere
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 8:299. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Determinants of the place of death in the Brussels metropolitan region
    Dirk Houttekier
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussels 1090, Belgium
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:996-1005. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint Attitudes and experiences of Belgian physicians regarding euthanasia practice and the euthanasia law
    Tinne Smets
    End of Life Care Research Group, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:580-93. 2011
    ..Since the legalization of euthanasia, physicians in Belgium may, under certain conditions, administer life-ending drugs at the explicit request of a patient...
  20. pmc Reporting of euthanasia in medical practice in Flanders, Belgium: cross sectional analysis of reported and unreported cases
    Tinne Smets
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    BMJ 341:c5174. 2010
    ..Design Cross sectional analysis. Setting Flanders, Belgium...
  21. doi request reprint Implementation of a service for physicians' consultation and information in euthanasia requests in Belgium
    Yanna Van Wesemael
    End of Life Care Research Group Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussels, Belgium
    Health Policy 104:272-8. 2012
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  22. doi request reprint The labelling and reporting of euthanasia by Belgian physicians: a study of hypothetical cases
    Tinne Smets
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 22:19-26. 2012
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  23. pmc Establishing specialized health services for professional consultation in euthanasia: experiences in the Netherlands and Belgium
    Yanna Van Wesemael
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:220. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to describe and compare these initiatives...
  24. doi request reprint Process and outcomes of euthanasia requests under the belgian act on euthanasia: a nationwide survey
    Yanna Van Wesemael
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:721-33. 2011
    ..The incidence of euthanasia in Belgium has been studied, but the process and outcomes of euthanasia requests have not been investigated...
  25. pmc Study of recent and future trends in place of death in Belgium using death certificate data: a shift from hospitals to care homes
    Dirk Houttekier
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End of Life Care Research Group Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:228. 2011
    ..The study of trends in place of death is necessary to examine causes of shifts, to evaluate efforts to alter place of death and develop future policies. This study aims to examine past trends and future projections of place of death...
  26. doi request reprint Trends in medical end-of-life decision making in Flanders, Belgium 1998-2001-2007
    Kenneth Chambaere
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Med Decis Making 31:500-10. 2011
    ..Efforts are still needed to encourage shared end-of-life decision making, as some patients would benefit from advance care planning...
  27. ncbi request reprint Trends in acceptance of euthanasia among the general public in 12 European countries (1981-1999)
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 16:663-9. 2006
    ..We wanted to examine how the acceptance of euthanasia among the general public in Western Europe has changed in the last decades, and we wanted to look for possible explanations...
  28. doi request reprint Involvement of palliative care services strongly predicts place of death in Belgium
    Dirk Houttekier
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University, Brussels, Belgium
    J Palliat Med 13:1461-8. 2010
    ..This study aims to examine the association between involvement of palliative care services and place of death...
  29. pmc Role and involvement of life end information forum physicians in euthanasia and other end-of-life care decisions in Flanders, Belgium
    Yanna Van Wesemael
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussels, Belgium
    Health Serv Res 44:2180-92. 2009
    ..To describe role and involvement of Life End Information Forum (LEIF) physicians in end-of-life care decisions and euthanasia in Flanders...
  30. doi request reprint Continuous deep sedation at the end of life of children in Flanders, Belgium
    Geert Pousset
    Bioethics Institute Ghent, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:449-55. 2011
    ..Few guidelines have yet been put forth for continuous deep sedation in pediatrics, and empirical data on the use of this practice in minors are rare...
  31. doi request reprint The medical practice of euthanasia in Belgium and The Netherlands: legal notification, control and evaluation procedures
    Tinne Smets
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Health Policy 90:181-7. 2009
    ..To describe and compare current legal procedures for notifying, controlling and evaluating (NCE-procedures) euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands, and to discuss the implications for a safe and controllable euthanasia practice...
  32. doi request reprint Consulting a trained physician when considering a request for euthanasia: an evaluation of the process in flanders and the Netherlands
    Yanna Van Wesemael
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Eval Health Prof 33:497-513. 2010
    ..Consultation with specialized consultation services seems to promote quality of euthanasia consultations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Dying at home or in an institution using death certificates to explore the factors associated with place of death
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Health Policy 78:319-29. 2006
    ..The knowledge of determinants of place of death is important for public health policy aimed at improving the quality of end-of-life care...
  34. pmc Dying at home in Belgium: a descriptive GP interview study
    Kathleen Leemans
    Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel End of Life Care Research Group, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 13:4. 2012
    ..Therefore this study aims to describe patient characteristics, functional and cognitive status and physical and psychological symptom burden in the last three months of life among Belgian patients dying at home, according to their GPs...
  35. doi request reprint Legal euthanasia in Belgium: characteristics of all reported euthanasia cases
    Tinne Smets
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Med Care 48:187-92. 2010
    ..To study the reported medical practice of euthanasia in Belgium since implementation of the euthanasia law...
  36. pmc Is educational attainment related to end-of-life decision-making? A large post-mortem survey in Belgium
    Kenneth Chambaere
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussel 1090, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:1055. 2013
    ..This paper examines differences between educational groups pertaining to prevalence of ELDs, the decision-making process and end-of-life treatment characteristics...
  37. pmc Euthanasia in patients dying at home in Belgium: interview study on adherence to legal safeguards
    Tinne Smets
    End of Life Care Research Group, and Department of Public Health, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e163-70. 2010
    ..Euthanasia became legal in Belgium in 2002. Physicians must adhere to legal due care requirements when performing euthanasia; for example, consulting a second physician and reporting each euthanasia case to the Federal Review Committee...
  38. pmc Are cultural dimensions relevant for explaining cross-national differences in antibiotic use in Europe?
    Reginald Deschepper
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:123. 2008
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  39. doi request reprint Dying in hospital with dementia and pneumonia: a nationwide study using death certificate data
    Dirk Houttekier
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, Brussels, Belgium
    Gerontology 60:31-7. 2014
    ..For people with dementia dying from pneumonia, hospitalization at the end of life may be of little benefit and result in unfavourable outcomes such as hospital death...
  40. doi request reprint Referral to palliative care in COPD and other chronic diseases: a population-based study
    Kim Beernaert
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Jette, Belgium Electronic address
    Respir Med 107:1731-9. 2013
    ..To describe how patients with COPD, heart failure, dementia and cancer differ in frequency and timing of referral to palliative care services...
  41. pmc Towards a standardized method of developing quality indicators for palliative care: protocol of the Quality indicators for Palliative Care (Q-PAC) study
    Kathleen Leemans
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussels, 1090, Belgium
    BMC Palliat Care 12:6. 2013
    ....
  42. doi request reprint The public's viewpoint on the right to hastened death in Alberta, Canada: findings from a population survey study
    Donna M Wilson
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 21:200-8. 2013
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Media coverage of medical decision making at the end of life: a belgian case study
    Leen Van Brussel
    a Centre for Studies on Media and Culture, Vrije University Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Death Stud 38:125-35. 2014
    ..Finally, although popular mainstream media focus on personal aspects of the end-of-life, elite mainstream media privilege political aspects. ..
  44. ncbi request reprint First international symposium on places of death: an agenda for the 21st century
    Emmanuel Kabengele Mpinga
    AGES, Health and Society Department, Institut Universtaire Kurt Bosch Sion, and Social and Preventive Medicine Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Palliat Care 22:293-6. 2006