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Euthanasia, assisted suicide and psychiatry: a Pandora's box

  • Brendan D. Kelly (a1) and Declan M. McLoughlin (a2)
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Dr Brendan D. Kelly, Stanley Research Foundation (Ireland), Cluain Mhuire Family Centre, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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Euthanasia, assisted suicide and psychiatry: a Pandora's box

  • Brendan D. Kelly (a1) and Declan M. McLoughlin (a2)
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