Patients Who Refuse Food and Fluids to Hasten Death
Schaler, Jeffrey A.
New England Journal of Medicine 2003 October 30; 349(18): 1778-1779
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Ganzini, Linda; Goy, Elizabeth R.; Miller, Lois L.; Harvath, Theresa A.; Jackson, Ann; Delorit, Molly A. (2003-07-24)BACKGROUND: Voluntary refusal of food and fluids has been proposed as an alternative to physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who wish to hasten death. There are few reports of patients who have made this ...
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