Euthanasia divides Australian doctorsBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6954.562 (Published 03 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:562
- C Zinn
The sharp divisions in the medical profession over euthanasia have been highlighted by a national conference organised by the Australian Medical Association (AMA). The meeting follows an escalating national debate about whether euthanasia should be legalised. Some speakers feared that there was a danger that euthanasia could be used to save money in hospitals, while others produced a draft bill to legalise it.
There is now a common law right in Australia to refuse treatment, and it is …