Euthanasia divides Australian doctors

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:562
  1. 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.

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