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Descriptor English: Right to Die
Descriptor Spanish: Derecho a Morir
Descriptor Portuguese: Direito a Morrer
Descriptor French: Droit à la mort
Entry term(s): Death with Dignity
Dignity, Death with
Tree number(s): I01.880.604.473.650.952
N03.706.437.650.750
SP9.020.010.062.040
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012297
Scope note: The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.
Annotation: differentiate from ALLOWING TO DIE see EUTHANASIA, PASSIVE
Allowable Qualifiers: ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
Previous Indexing: Euthanasia, Passive (1978-1986)
Patient Advocacy (1976-1986)
Public MeSH Note: 87
History Note: 87
Related: Euthanasia MeSH
Suicide, Assisted MeSH
DeCS ID: 19340
Unique ID: D012297
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/05/30
Revision Date: 2002/10/31
Right to Die - Preferred
Concept UI M0019117
Scope note The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.
Preferred term Right to Die
Death with Dignity - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0019116
Preferred term Death with Dignity
Entry term(s) Dignity, Death with



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