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BMA division disagrees with association's stance over advance directives

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7034.850c (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:850
  1. I M C D Jessiman
  1. Press officer, Bromley division 17 Grange Drive, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5ES

    EDITOR,—Bromley division of the BMA is seriously concerned by the association's stance over advance directives. The BMA originally expressed the view that “mutual respect and common accord is better achieved without legislation” and stated that “the BMA does not support legally binding advance directives.” Despite this and the decision of the annual representative meeting in 1993 that “in the matter of advance directives, no doctor should be obliged by patients, relatives or hospital administrative …

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