oa South African Family Practice - The right to dignified death : letter to the editor

Volume 46, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(7) 4 The right to dignified death To the editor: Let us be most grateful to David Cameron for opening up aspects of the care of dying patients.1 Yes, the patient has the right to refuse treatment (though I am not sure where this right sits in current law). Yes, we must encourage more patients, but also our families and friends, to draw up advanced directives (Living Wills). But the standard format that I am familiar with (and have for myself, as a member of SAVES, The South African Living Wills Society) began some years ago very ..

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