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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Bruns, F; Blumenthal, S; Hohendorf, G 
Title:
[Assisted suicide in Germany: medical diagnoses and personal reasons of 117 decedents]. 
Abstract:
In Germany both scientific and public debates on physician assisted suicide often focus on patients with unbearable suffering in terminal condition. Proponents of physician assisted suicide bring forward the argument that there are end-of-life situations where only assisted suicide can bring relief from intolerable pain, dyspnea or other symptoms. But does focusing on unbearable symptoms in terminal condition reflect the reality of assisted suicide? Our data from 117 assisted suicides in Germany...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Dtsch Med Wochenschr 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
141 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
e32-7 
Language:
de 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
0012-0472 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin