euthanasia

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Philosophy

 

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Alfonzo L

 

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July 15, 2013

 

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University

 

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It accepted expert opinion that doctors had no expertise to judge such suffering. Setting aside last year's acquittal, the court found GP Philip Sutorius guilty of helping an 86 year old man with no serious physical or mental illness to commit suicide. But it imposed no punishment, recognising that the GP had acted out of great concern for his patient...
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But it imposed no punishment, recognising that the GP had acted out of great concern for his patient. The previous acquittal had accepted a broad interpretation of suffering "unbearably and hopelessly," one of the criteria required to protect doctors against prosecution for euthanasia (BMJ 2000;321:1174)...
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