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Dying with dignity : a response

Eustace J de Souza


Abstract

It was only natural that an anniversary of the highly respected Mr Minoo Masani should be an occasion to bring back into public attention a cause close to his heart. Mr Masani made no bones about his desire to see euthanasia being made available to his fellow Indians, for whose welfare he tirelessly laboured. He was greatly impressed with the doctor’s legal restraints against releasing a patient from what both doctor and patient might perceive as unspeakable agony. It seemed secondary that the release was made at the expense of the individual’s life.

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