Letters Assisted dying debate

Call for an evidence based debate on assisted dying

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4222 (Published 05 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4222
  1. Joe Collier, acting chair1
  2. On behalf of the steering committee of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying: Iain Chalmers, Harriet Copperman, Terence English, David Goldberg, Isky Gordon, Philip Graham, Evan Harris, Karen Sanders, Ray Tallis, Peter Townsend, Charles Warlow, Graham Winyard
  1. 1Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying
  1. office{at}healthcareprofessionalsforassisteddying.org.uk

As members of the steering committee of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying, founded by Ann McPherson,1 we welcome both O’Neill’s and Terry Pratchett’s contributions to the assisted dying debate.2 We believe that an honest and open exploration of the issues surrounding assisted dying is crucial.

We were therefore dismayed by the motion proposed by Yorkshire Regional Council at the BMA annual representatives meeting that criticised the …

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