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Storch, Janet L
November 2011
Nursing Ethics;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p753
Academic Journal
The author discusses the issue of planned assisted suicide or euthanasia, and how it is looked upon by different countries. She elaborates on the main aspects of the book "Dying Justice" by Jicelyn Downie, a leading legal-ethical expert in Canada on euthanasia, in which Downie suggests that a system must be implemented for permitted assisted suicide in certain circumstances. The need to create greater awareness among the nursing profession of preparedness for euthanasia is also highlighted.


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