Assisted suicide and depression

Does legalized assisted suicide turn a blind eye to mental health suffering?

July 29, 2009 | by Derek Miedema , Researcher, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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  1. van der Lee, M., et al. (2005). Euthanasia and Depression: A Prospective Cohort Study Among Terminally Ill Cancer Patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 23:6607-6612. Retrieved July 27, 2009 from
  2. Ibid.
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  4. For a good explanation of dignity therapy online please check Retrieved July 27, 2009; Chochinov, H. et al. (2005). Dignity Therapy : A Novel Pyschotherapeutic Intervention for Patients Near the End of Life. Journal of  Clinical Oncology, 23:5520-5525.
  5. Listen Up TV. (2009). Helping People Die Well. Video accessed July 27, 2009 at
  6. Ibid.