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EXIT—le droit de mourir

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:702
  1. Raghav Chawla, fifth year medical student (
  1. University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Directed by Fernand Melgar French speaking Switzerland release date: September 2005 German speaking Switzerland release date: February 2006

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    Switzerland is known not only for its snow covered mountains and for its chocolate but also for its liberal legislation with regard to assisted suicide. If no selfish motive is involved, suicide assistance—for example, by providing the necessary drugs—is legal even by non-doctors. Active euthanasia, however, remains illegal under all circumstances.

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    Suicide assistance is largely offered by three organisations in Switzerland: EXIT for German …

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