Assessment of decision-making capacity in patients requesting assisted suicide

David Shaw*, Manuel Trachsel, Bernice Elger

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume213
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

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