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A 71-year-old man suffering from vascular dementia since four years asked for physician-assisted suicide. In the Netherlands physician-assisted suicide, which is forbidden by law, remains an intricate dilemma in medical practice. As far as it concerns untreatable terminal patients who decide to put an end to their lives in agreement with and assisted by(More)
Is the psychiatrist still a powerfulforce in society? Foucault, a 'historical philosopher' concerned with power relations, would have answered this question in the affirmative. Possibly, however, the psychiatrist's sovereign power is weaker than it was a century ago because some of the psychiatrist's tasks have been re-allocated. Some have been assigned to(More)
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