Guidelines on assisted deaths criticised

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:904
  1. Déirdre Cooper-Mahkorn,
  2. Bergisch Gladbach

    New guidelines for doctors on dealing with dying or terminally ill patients have met with immediate opposition in Germany.

    The German Medical Council issued the guidelines after a year's discussion, but they immediately became a political issue, with members from the Social Democratic and Green parties, as well as the German Hospice Foundation, accusing the council of actively …

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