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Retraction Note: End-of-life discontinuation of destination therapy with cardiac and ventilatory support medical devices: physician-assisted death or allowing the patient to die?

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The authors have voluntarily retracted this article [1] and it is no longer available for online public display because portions of the article are similar to a previous publication [2]. While there was no intention to use pre-existing work without appropriate attribution, the authors nonetheless extend their apologies to Dr. Miller and all others concerned.

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    Rady MY, Verheijde JL: End-of-life discontinuation of destination therapy with cardiac and ventilatory support medical devices: physician-assisted death or allowing the patient to die?. BMC Medical Ethics. 2010, 11: 15-10.1186/1472-6939-11-15.

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    Miller FG, Truog RD, Brock DW: Moral Fictions and Medical Ethics. Bioethics. 2010, 24 (9): 453-460. 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2009.01738.x. Published online: 7 July 2009

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  1. The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/11/20/prepub

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Correspondence to Mohamed Y Rady.

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The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1472-6939-11-15

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