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Euthanasia, assisted dying, and assisted suicide in palliative care settings: reports from the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Washington State (TH323)

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Euthanasia, assisted dying, and assisted suicide in palliative care settings : reports from the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Washington State (TH323). / Gerson, Sheri; Lewis, Debbie; Gamondi, Claudia.

In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Vol. 51, No. 2, 02.2016, p. 326-327.

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Gerson, Sheri ; Lewis, Debbie ; Gamondi, Claudia. / Euthanasia, assisted dying, and assisted suicide in palliative care settings : reports from the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Washington State (TH323). In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2016 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 326-327.

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