The fabricius decision on the Stransham-Ford case – an enlightened step in the right direction

Moodley, Keymanthri (2015)

CITATION: Moodley, K. 2015. The fabricius decision on the Stransham-Ford case – an enlightened step in the right direction. South African Medical Journal, 105(6):434-435, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.9790.

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Many diseases are associated with incredible pain and suf­ fering. Others impair func­ tion and independence to the extent that human dignity is eroded. In many instances the natural history of such conditions often leads to death within a reasonable period of time. In some cases, protracted ill health, pain, suffering and indig­ nity ensue. Such circumstances have since time immemorial triggered the debate on euthana­ sia – a debate on what it means to have a good death. Acting compassionately, many South African doctors have, to some extent, either passively or actively assisted patients in achieving a good death.

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