Will I stay or can I go? Assisted suicide in prison

Handtke, Violet and Bretschneider, Wiebke. (2014) Will I stay or can I go? Assisted suicide in prison. Journal of public health policy, Vol. 36, H. 1. pp. 67-72.

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Assisted suicide (AS) is a controversial practice with which physicians and nurses are confronted more and more often. In Switzerland, it is available for Swiss residents and in certain cases for foreigners. Prisoners meet the same prerequisites for AS as the general population and should therefore be eligible for it. Ethical issues, such as informed choice and the autonomy of prisoners, and organizational questions need to be addressed. They must not lead to a denial of this practice. Even though prisons constitute a special area of work for medical staff, it is important to address the possibility of AS in prison openly. This can raise awareness of the difficulties health-care professionals face working in closed institutions.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Ethik > Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ethik in der Medizin > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
UniBasel Contributors:Handtke, Violet Fleur and Bretschneider, Wiebke
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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