Response to Doctors for Life on assisted suicide


  • C A Joseph MBChB (UCT), MPhil Applied Ethics (Stell)



Euthanasia, Bioethics, Assisted dying, Medical ethics and law, Ethics, Global Bioethics



Author Biography

  • C A Joseph, MBChB (UCT), MPhil Applied Ethics (Stell)

    Intern Medical Doctor, Pelonomi Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

    MBChB (University of Cape Town), MPhil Applied Ethics (Stellenbosch University)


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How to Cite

Joseph CA. Response to Doctors for Life on assisted suicide. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];114(7):e2241. Available from:

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