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Switzerland Death by Request in Switzerland: Post-traumatic stress disorder and complicated grief after witnessing assisted suicide

Author / Source : By B. Wagner, J. Müller, A. Maercker Published on : News Temps de lecture : 1 min.

Death by Request in Switzerland: Post-traumatic stress disorder and complicated grief after witnessing assisted suicide

- Mental Health

A study conducted in Switzerland in December 2007 among 85 family members and friends who were present at an assisted suicide showed higher prevalence of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and complicated grief after witnessing assisted suicide than following a natural death. Switzerland is one of the few nations in which assisted suicide is legal. It is generally defined as the prescribing or supplying of drugs with the explicit intention of enabling the patient to end his or her own...

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