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Prevalence of depression in granted and refused requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide: a systematic review.

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BACKGROUND: There is an established link between depression and interest in hastened death in patients who are seriously ill. Concern exists over the extent of depression in patients who actively request euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and those who have their requests granted. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of depression in refused and granted requests for euthanasia/PAS and discuss these findings. Methods A systematic review was performed in MEDLINE and PsycINFO in July...

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10.1136/jme.2010.039057

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
37
Issue:
4
Pages:
205-211
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:3da30456-2ce4-428d-9718-9c722a8d7bbb
Source identifiers:
162641
Local pid:
pubs:162641

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