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Swiss hospitals admit to allowing assisted suicide on their wards

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39405.470498.94 (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1064
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    The University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland, admitted last week that an assisted suicide of a terminally ill patient took place on its premises in April 2007. The hospital's management and its ethics committee sanctioned the assisted suicide of a patient with cancer who was too ill to be transported anywhere else, a hospital spokesperson said.

    The patient was helped by a member of the Swiss organisation Exit, which provides assistance to patients …

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