Assisted suicide: Ethical considerations and the South African debate


  • A Van Eeden Chief Executive Officer, Doctors for Life International
  • S Nemutandani President, HPCSA; president, Association of Medical Councils of Africa
  • M Meiring Course convenor, PG Dip Pal Med (Paeds), University of Cape Town; chief executive officer, Paedspal (paediatric palliative care non- governmental organisation); chair: PATCH-SA: South African Children’s Palliative Care Network
  • L B Honey Clinical educator manager: Clinical Integrated Programs, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, and Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
  • H (WJ) Steinberg Associate professor/principal family practitioner, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • T Hardcastle Head of Clinical Department, Trauma and Burns, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital; KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health; Honorary Research Associate Professor in Health Sciences, Durban University of Technology; Honorary Associate Professor of Trauma and Surgery, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • M Bac Extraordinary lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • J V Larsen Retired community obstetrician and gynaecologist, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • K Michael Chairman, Christian Fellowship South Africa
  • M Louw Senior lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pretoria and family physician, Tshwane District Health Services, South Africa
  • W Sieling



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How to Cite

Van Eeden A, Nemutandani S, Meiring M, Honey LB, Steinberg H (WJ), Hardcastle T, et al. Assisted suicide: Ethical considerations and the South African debate. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2024 May 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];114(6):e2246. Available from:

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