Preventing suicide

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6964.1304b (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1304
  1. A Warsop
  1. London W9 2HQ.

    EDITOR, - H G Morgan's article on the prevention of suicide ignores an important issue: even if general practitioners can be taught how to prevent suicide how justified are they in doing so?1 Suicide is no longer illegal in Britain, so we can assume that there is at least a case for it being permissible. This, in conjunction with a basic right to non-interference, means that people are free to choose to take their …

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