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Assisted suicide and euthanasia in Switzerland: Distinction needs to be made between choice and obligation

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:52
  1. Mary J Curtis, head of education and training (
  1. Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6AB

    EDITOR— I write in response to the article by Hurst and Mauron on assisted suicide.1 What is a human being? Our view of humankind almost always has consequences in our attitudes as to what is conceived to be right and wrong, how we understand, and how we interact with other people. As we are aware, the view of who a human being really is forms the basis for every question of …

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