Presumed consent further undermines medical ethics

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7267.1023/a (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1023
  1. Roger M Goss, director (rogerconcern@hotmail.com)
  1. Patient Concern, PO Box 23732, London SW5 9FY

    EDITOR—The proposed campaign for presumed consent for organ donation1 brings to mind the phrase with which Ronald Reagan demolished his presidential opponent: “There you go again.”

    We have had guidelines sanctioning the withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from patients if this is judged by their doctors …

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