Georg Bosshard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Medical end-of-life decisions and assisted suicide]
    Georg Bosshard
    Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Zürich
    Ther Umsch 65:413-6. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Open regulation and practice in assisted dying
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 132:527-34. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Assessment of requests for assisted suicide by a Swiss right-to-die society
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Death Stud 32:646-57. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A role for doctors in assisted dying? An analysis of legal regulations and medical professional positions in six European countries
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Med Ethics 34:28-32. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Intentionally hastening death by withholding or withdrawing treatment
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:322-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Assisted suicide bordering on active euthanasia
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190 Bau 52, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Legal Med 117:106-8. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Forgoing treatment at the end of life in 6 European countries
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 165:401-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint 748 cases of suicide assisted by a Swiss right-to-die organisation
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 133:310-7. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Responders and non-responders in a study on medical end-of-life decisions in Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland
    Susanne Fischer
    Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Soz Praventivmed 51:24-33. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Reasons why people in Switzerland seek assisted suicide: the view of patients and physicians
    Susanne Fischer
    Evaluation Office, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:333-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. doi request reprint [Medical end-of-life decisions and assisted suicide]
    Georg Bosshard
    Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Zürich
    Ther Umsch 65:413-6. 2008
    ..However, for doctors participating in assisted suicide, specific requirements of medical due care have to be met. What this means in the context of assisted suicide has recently been elaborated by the Swiss Federal Court of Justice...
  2. ncbi request reprint Open regulation and practice in assisted dying
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 132:527-34. 2002
    ..These two concepts allow appreciation of distinctions between the roles of the physician in end-of-life practices and between assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia...
  3. doi request reprint Assessment of requests for assisted suicide by a Swiss right-to-die society
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Death Stud 32:646-57. 2008
    ..Exit's paperwork indicated that depression was found to exist in 27% of the cases, was more common among those under 65, and relatives explicitly disagreed with the member's decision in 5% of the cases...
  4. ncbi request reprint A role for doctors in assisted dying? An analysis of legal regulations and medical professional positions in six European countries
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Med Ethics 34:28-32. 2008
    ..To analyse legislation and medical professional positions concerning the doctor's role in assisted dying in western Europe, and to discuss their implications for doctors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Intentionally hastening death by withholding or withdrawing treatment
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:322-6. 2006
    ..This study aims to provide empirical data on physicians' intentions in withholding and withdrawing treatment, and to discuss possible implications for the ethical debate...
  6. ncbi request reprint Assisted suicide bordering on active euthanasia
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190 Bau 52, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Legal Med 117:106-8. 2003
    ..On the basis of the fact that she herself had switched the device on this death was classed as (assisted) suicide...
  7. ncbi request reprint Forgoing treatment at the end of life in 6 European countries
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 165:401-7. 2005
    ..We studied the incidence of different types of treatment withheld or withdrawn in 6 European countries and analyzed the main background characteristics...
  8. ncbi request reprint 748 cases of suicide assisted by a Swiss right-to-die organisation
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 133:310-7. 2003
    ..This study is a retrospective analysis of all case files of assisted suicide kept during the period 1990-2000 by "Exit Deutsche Schweiz", the largest Swiss right-to-die organisation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Responders and non-responders in a study on medical end-of-life decisions in Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland
    Susanne Fischer
    Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Soz Praventivmed 51:24-33. 2006
    ..To determine the direction and magnitude of participation bias in end-of-life research...
  10. doi request reprint Reasons why people in Switzerland seek assisted suicide: the view of patients and physicians
    Susanne Fischer
    Evaluation Office, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:333-8. 2009
    ..We examined the reasons physicians provided for writing the prescription and the reasons patients gave for requesting assistance in dying...
  11. ncbi request reprint Swiss doctors' attitudes towards end-of-life decisions and their determinants: a comparison of three language regions
    Susanne Fischer
    University of Zurich, Institute of Sociology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:370-6. 2006
    ..To investigate attitudes to end-of-life decisions, and the influence of cultural factors and of doctors' personal characteristics on these attitudes...
  12. pmc Assisted suicide and euthanasia in Switzerland: doctors occupy special position
    Georg Bosshard
    BMJ 327:51-2; author reply 52-3. 2003
  13. doi request reprint Influence of physicians' life stances on attitudes to end-of-life decisions and actual end-of-life decision-making in six countries
    J Cohen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End of Life Care Research Group, Department of Medical Sociology and Health Sciences, Laarbeeklaan 103, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    J Med Ethics 34:247-53. 2008
    ..To examine how physicians' life stances affect their attitudes to end-of-life decisions and their actual end-of-life decision-making...
  14. ncbi request reprint Continuous deep sedation: physicians' experiences in six European countries
    Guido Miccinesi
    Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Epidemiology Unit, Florence, Italy
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:122-9. 2006
    ..The high variability of frequency and characteristics of CDS in the studied European countries points out the importance of medical education and scientific debate on this issue...
  15. ncbi request reprint Palliative care training: a survey of physicians in Australia and Europe
    Rurik Lofmark
    Centre for Bioethics, Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Palliat Care 22:105-10. 2006
    ..Irrespective of earlier palliative care training, 87%-98% of the physicians wanted extended training...
  16. ncbi request reprint Do-not-resuscitate decisions in six European countries
    Johannes J M van Delden
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Julius Center for Health Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Crit Care Med 34:1686-90. 2006
    ..To study and compare the incidence and main background characteristics of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) decision making in six European countries...
  17. pmc Role of non-governmental organisations in physician assisted suicide
    Stephen J Ziegler
    School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 1499, USA
    BMJ 334:295-8. 2007