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Mortality, causes of death - AnalysesAssisted suicide and suicide in Switzerland

Assisted suicide and suicide in Switzerland (1998-2009)

In Switzerland there are no explicit provisions on assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is defined as supporting someone in realising his or her wish to bring an end to his or her life. The wish for assisted suicide is usually the last resort taken at the end of a serious disease. The present analysis on assisted suicide and suicide refers to persons who are resident in Switzerland, i.e. on the permanent resident population regardless of nationality and place of death.

 

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