Euthanasia, medically assisted dying or assisted suicide: time for psychiatrists to say no.

CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that this dynamic can be halted by international agreements of medical societies to shun involvement in euthanasia, as has been the case with other legal interventions that stigmatise. We may, as we have in the past, need to work collectively to meet this ethical challenge. PMID: 31573331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: concussion Dale Mantey depressive symptoms Journal of Affective Disorders suicide Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey Source Type: research
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Source: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie - Category: Child Development Tags: Prax Kinderpsychol Kinderpsychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Authors: Pompili M PMID: 31709966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: anxiety depression & IRL ‐GRey study MADRS MDD older adults suicide ideation Venlafaxine Yasmina M. Saade Source Type: research
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