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Invited commentary on … When unbearable suffering incites psychiatric patients to request euthanasia: A qualitative study

  • Steve Pearce (a1)
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Although the paper in this issue by Verhofstadt et al sheds some light on the features of unbearable suffering stemming from psychiatric disorder leading to a request for euthanasia, this is limited. The bulk of the paper illustrates the particular ethical challenges posed by the policy of making euthanasia available in these circumstances.

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Invited commentary on … When unbearable suffering incites psychiatric patients to request euthanasia: A qualitative study

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