Life is a terminal conditionBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3682 (Published 14 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3682
- Malcolm Bowker, retired consultant psychiatrist1
Lord Carlile’s views are well known,1 2 but many can envisage differing thresholds and circumstances that are worse than death and not restricted to terminal illness. Since life itself is a terminal condition, there is a refreshing sense of realism in the possibility under Swiss law of assisted suicide in cases of unbearable suffering that …
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