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Should doctors have a dual role, preserving life and assisting death?

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1467b (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1467
  1. Thurstan Brewin
  1. Chairman Healthwatch, London WC1N 3XX

    EDITOR,—If we ever have formal state approved euthanasia or assisted suicide, is there any need for the doctors looking after the patient to be involved in any way in the actual doing of it? Indeed, is any doctor needed at this final stage?

    Serious consideration of this particular option, should the law be changed, has been urged before,1 but is not considered in articles on euthanasia including those …

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