TITLE

Depression and physician assisted dying

AUTHOR(S)
van der Lee, Marije L.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/25/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7676, p941
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors express their opinion that physicians should focus on preventing depression rather than protecting patients from assisted suicide. They discuss a study which suggests that the prevalence of major depression among patients requesting euthanasia is lower than expected. The difficulty in diagnosing depression in terminally ill patients is addressed.
ACCESSION #
35061670

 

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