Monday, December 6, 2010

Well, My Patient Asked Me To!

Ah, I see. “Your honor, I had no choice but to kill my patient because he asked me to.” Remember what your parents taught you about following your friends in jumping off a bridge??? But then again, this IS Switzerland, after all.
Doctor cleared in assisted suicide case
A high-ranking doctor in the canton of Neuchâtel has been cleared of wrongdoing, after she took the final step in the suicide of a terminally ill patient.
The appeals court in Boudry ruled that Daphné Berner, the canton’s former chief medic, had no choice but to administer a lethal IV transfusion. more

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