Switzerland needs to improve palliative care.

Posted July 11, 2016 7:58 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Switzerland needs to improve palliative care.

Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionEditor in chief: Larissa BielerToday’s Swissinfo.ch editorial supports better palliative care in Switzerland where assisted suicide has become common. Editor, Larissa Bieler, examines the human reality in relation to assisted suicide as compared to palliative care and states:The final act in assisted suicide … is the taking of a lethal substance. It needs the patient’s active involvement. Or to put it another way: it’s a suicide for which the patient requires medical help to prepare. … Palliative care seeks to give some transparency to the issues of confronting death and the wish to die. It also

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