Cristiano Vezzoni has been a researcher in Political Sociology at the University of Milan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Groningen. He has published numerous times on this topic including “Engineering rights: securing autonomy for incompetent patients,” in Regulating Physician-Negotiated Death, a special issue of the Dutch/Flemish Journal of Law & Society.2008 0-7734-4980-9
In the framework of an international comparative legal survey, this monograph makes available reliable information on the practice of advance treatment directive and their role in medical decision making. Using survey research and focusing on the Netherlands, this work offers on the topic empirical evidence, which was previously lacking, especially for European literature.