Suffering and medicalization at the end of life: The case of physician-assisted dying.

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'Suffering' is a central discursive trope for the right-to-die movement. In this article, we ask how proponents of physician-assisted dying (PAD) articulate suffering with the role of medicine at the end of life within the context of a decriminalization and legalization debate. We draw upon empirical data from our study of Carter v. Canada, the landmark… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.10.010

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