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Bosshard, G (2008). Liberalisering av dødshjelp: erfaringer fra Sveits [in Norwegian]. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for palliativ medicin, 2008(4):13-18.

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Against the back ground of a quite similar legal situation in Germany and Switzerland, the latter country accepts an open practice of assisted suicide. Right to die organisations such as Exit and Dignitas play a key role in this. In Switzerland several hundred assisted suicides take place each year. Nearly half concern foreigners who travel from abroad. In recent years there has been an increased demand for stricter control with this practice. It seems likely that we in the coming years will witness the establishment of institutional mechanisms to achive that, having to do with registration, licencing, and supervision. Thereby, Switzerland may become the first country in the world to legally determine a role for non-doctors in assisted dying.



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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Legal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine
01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
340 Law
610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:assisted suicide; role of docters; right to die organisations; Switzerland
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 13:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:42
Related URLs:http://www.fagbokforlaget.no/tidsskrift/?artikkelid=65/ (Publisher)

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