Selected publications by Georg Bosshard

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Recent publications


Bosshard G, Zellweger U, Bopp M, Schmid M, Hurst SA, Puhan MA, Faisst K (2016) Medical end-of-life practices in Switzerland: A comparison of 2001 and 2013. JAMA Internal Medicine 176:555-556
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Media release University of Zurich
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Commentary broadcast on Swiss National TV (10 vor 10), 02 March 2016
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Commentary broadcast on Swiss National TV (Tagesschau), 02 July 2016

Bosshard G (2016) Medizinische Entscheidungen am Lebensende bei Menschen mit Demenz. In: Bopp-Kistler I (ed) Demenz – Fakten, Geschichten, Perspektiven, 1st edition. rüffer & rub, Zürich

Koppitz A, Bosshard G, Händler Schuster D, Hediger H, Imhof L (2015) Type and course of symtoms demonstrated in the terminal and dying phases by people with dementia in nursing homes. Z Geront Geriat 48:176-183


Selected original articles

Materstvedt LJ, Bosshard G (2009). Deep and continuous palliative sedation (terminal sedation): clinical-ethical and philosophical aspects. Lancet Oncology 10:622-627


Ziegler SJ, Bosshard G (2007) Role of non-governmental organisations in physician assisted suicide. BMJ 334:295-298

Bosshard G, Nilstun T, Bilsen J, Norup M, Miccinesi G, van Delden JJM, Faisst K, van der Heide A (2005) Forgoing treatment at the end of life in six European countries. Arch Int Med 165:401-407


Selected book chapters

Bosshard G (forthcoming 2016, July) Sterbehilfe. In: Knipping C et al. (eds) Lehrbuch Palliative Care, 3rd edition. Hans Huber, Bern

Materstvedt LJ, Bosshard G (2015) Euthanasia and palliative care. In: Cherny N, Fallon M, Kaasa S, Portenoy R, Currow D (eds) Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 5th edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford