Death by request in Switzerland: posttraumatic stress disorder and complicated grief after witnessing assisted suicide.

@article{Wagner2012DeathBR,
  title={Death by request in Switzerland: posttraumatic stress disorder and complicated grief after witnessing assisted suicide.},
  author={Bret Wagner and Julia Mueller and Andreas Maercker},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={542-6}
}
BACKGROUND Despite continuing political, legal and moral debate on the subject, assisted suicide is permitted in only a few countries worldwide. However, few studies have examined the impact that witnessing assisted suicide has on the mental health of family members or close friends. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 85 family members or close friends who were present at an assisted suicide was conducted in December 2007. Full or partial Post-Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD; Impact of… CONTINUE READING
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