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Marieke Vervoort – and how the right to euthanasia can help some people to live better

Wrigley

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Abstract

Belgian Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort, who won a silver medal in the T52 400 metre event at the 2016 Rio games, recently disclosed that she likely would already have attempted suicide if she had not been able to legally plan to undergo euthanasia. Instead, she has gone on to become a medal-winning athlete.

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Wrigley. (2016). Marieke Vervoort – and how the right to euthanasia can help some people to live better

Acceptance Date Sep 16, 2016
Publication Date Sep 16, 2016
Journal The Conversation (Website)
Keywords suicide, euthanasia, voluntary euthanasia, assisted dying, Rio Paralympics
Publisher URL http://theconversation.com/marieke-vervoort-and-how-the-right-to-euthanasia-can-help-some-people-to-live-better-65485