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Death with integrity

Jonathan Victor Larsen

Abstract


The public debate about the introduction of doctor-assisted suicide in South Africa has been re-opened. It is essential that it is conducted in a correct ethical framework. This article discusses the correct ethical framework and mode of care.

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Jonathan Victor Larsen, Retired - Part time KZN Dept of Health

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Keywords

Assisted suicide, suicide contagion, hospice care

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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(11):780,782.

Article History

Date submitted: 2011-10-01
Date published: 2011-11-01

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