Dealing With Dying Patients and Their Relatives
BMJ: British Medical Journal 1981 May 30; 282(6278): 1779
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Attitudes of Health Care Professionals, Relatives of Advanced Cancer Patients and Public Towards Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide Parpa, Efi; Mystakidou, Kyriaki; Tsilika, Eleni; Sakkas, Pavlos; Patiraki, Elisabeth; Pistevou-Gombaki, Kyriaki; Govina, Ourania; Panagiotou, Irene; Galanos, Antonis; Gouliamos, Athanasios (2010-10)Nowadays, euthanasia has the meaning of the direct administration of a lethal agent to the patient by another party with a merciful intent after patients' request. Physician assisted suicide refers to the patient intentionally ...
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