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Request for Assisted Suicide

  • Rachel E. Diamond
  • Puneeta Khurana
  • Timothy E. QuillEmail author
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Abstract

Physician-assisted dying (PAD) is receiving increasing media and academic attention, and legalization is expanding internationally. The potential legitimization of this practice is laden with medical, legal, and ethical considerations. Regardless of legality or willingness to participate, clinicians must be able to respond to enquiries about this topic, whether the patient’s aim is information gathering or a formal request to end his or her life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel E. Diamond
    • 1
  • Puneeta Khurana
    • 1
  • Timothy E. Quill
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Palliative Care Division, Department of MedicineUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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