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Assessment of decision-making capacity in patients requesting assisted suicide


Shaw, David; Trachsel, Manuel; Elger, Bernice (2018). Assessment of decision-making capacity in patients requesting assisted suicide. British Journal of Psychiatry, 213(1):393-395.

Abstract

In this editorial, we argue that current attitudes toward terminally ill patients are generally too paternalistic, and that it is wrong to assume that patients suffering from mental health issues (including depression) cannot consent to assisted suicide.

Abstract

In this editorial, we argue that current attitudes toward terminally ill patients are generally too paternalistic, and that it is wrong to assume that patients suffering from mental health issues (including depression) cannot consent to assisted suicide.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Psychiatry and Mental Health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Psychiatry and Mental health
Language:English
Date:1 July 2018
Deposited On:07 Dec 2018 11:49
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 08:19
Publisher:Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN:0007-1250
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2018.81
PubMed ID:29947315

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