Guidelines on assisted deaths criticisedBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.904a (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:904
- Déirdre Cooper-Mahkorn,
- 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 …