It is a milestone: Shenzhen will allow terminally ill patients the choice of refusing life-saving treatment by law to protect their right to a dignified death. The city has passed a new law that is set to enter into force at the beginning of 2023. “When patients are at the final stage of an incurable disease or at the end of their life, medical agencies should respect the indications of their living will,” states the revised medical regulation published at the end of June.
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