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Voluntary Active Euthanasia: Is There Any Place for it in Modern Day Medicine?

GA Ogunbanjo, D Knapp van Bogaert

Abstract




This article discusses various ethical and legal concepts regarding euthanasia and includes concepts like physician assisted suicide, assisted suicide, voluntary active euthanasia, killing vs. letting die, indirect euthanasia and terminal sedation. Is there a difference if death is only foreseen but not intended? This article opens up the debate and addresses pertinent issues for the family practitioner.

South African Family Practice Vol. 50 (3) 2008: pp. 38-39



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