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clinicide

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

clinic +‎ -cide

NounEdit

clinicide (countable and uncountable, plural clinicides)

  1. The deliberate killing of a patient in the course of medical treatment.
    • 2007 August, Robert Kaplan, “The clinicide phenomenon: an exploration of medical murder”, in Australasian Psychiatry:
      The aim of this paper is to explore the phenomenon of clinicide.
    • 2010, Joshua A. Perper & ‎Stephen J. Cina, When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How, →ISBN, page 50:
      Clinicide can also be detected by the substantiation of injurious, unnecessary, and potentially lethal medical procedures or treatment.
    • 2013, Danielle Griffiths & ‎Andrew Sanders, Bioethics, Medicine and the Criminal Law, →ISBN:
      The striking aspect of clinicide is the scale of suspicious deaths with which it is associated, which outnumbers proven murders by an order of magnitude (in Shipman's case, a factor of (240 - 15)/15 = 15), a figure that only hints at the enormous interpersonal disruption and family grief which follows in its wake.