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The Good Euthanasia Guide 2004: Where, What, and Who in Choices in Dying

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 23 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:747
  1. Tony Sheldon, freelance journalist (
  1. Utrecht, Netherlands

    Dispel any ideas of choice this title conveys: euthanasia cannot be selected like a pub or restaurant. Euthanasia and assisted suicide enjoy varying degrees of legality in the Netherlands, Belgium, the state of Oregon, and Switzerland, but only the last allows foreigners to access euthanasia services. There, only one group, the Zurich based Dignitas, is prepared to help. This has courted a controversy. Suicide may be legal, but helping with it generally isn't.

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    Derek Humphry

    Norris Lane Press $12, pp 208 ISBN 0963728083

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    Humphry, originally a journalist, has an eye for a catchy title, but this subject is hot enough by itself. The campaigner for the right …

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