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dc.contributor.authorMCLOUGHLIN, DECLANen
dc.contributor.authorKELLY, BRENDANen
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-13T15:08:49Z
dc.date.available2009-11-13T15:08:49Z
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.date.submitted2002en
dc.identifier.citationKelly, B.D., McLoughlin, D.M., Euthanasia, assisted suicide and psychiatry: a Pandora's box, Journal of Psychiatry, 181, 4, 2002, 278-279en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/34708
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractEuthanasia has been defined as `the bringing about of a gentle and easy death for someone suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma? (Pearsall & Trumble, 1996). It accounts for nearly 2% of all deaths in The Netherlands, where the indications include intractable suffering (Huyse & van Tilburg, 1993), and in April 2001 that country became the first to legalise the practice fully. Since approval of the Death with Dignity Act, initially in 1994 and again in 1997, the state of Oregon in the USA has allowed medically assisted suicide, where the physician may provide a patient with lethal drugs but may not actually administer them. The US Attorney General has recently attempted to stop this practice ? a move opposed by the Oregon Medical Association. Laws permitting euthanasia were introduced in Australia's Northern Territory in 1995 but were overturned by the Australian senate 2 years later. Increasingly, mental health professionals are being challenged to consider their role in end-of-life decisions.en
dc.format.extent278-279en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Psychiatryen
dc.relation.ispartofseries181en
dc.relation.ispartofseries4en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectPsychiatryen
dc.titleEuthanasia, assisted suicide and psychiatry: a Pandora's boxen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.181.4.278en
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