Photo Gallery: The Assisted Suicide Debate
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Photo Gallery: The Assisted Suicide Debate

German Medical Chief on Assisted Suicide Debate 'We Don't Want Killing To Be Part of a Doctor's Tools'

A recent survey indicates that 37 percent of doctors in Germany would consider helping a terminally ill patient die, despite German Medical Association guidelines that say this is unethical. Jörg-Dietrich Hoppe, president of the association, discusses the country's debate over assisted suicide, euthanasia and the need to develop new guidelines.
Interview conducted by Beate Lakotta
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