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Royal College of Physicians still opposes change in law on assisted dying

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7335 (Published 28 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7335
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The Royal College of Physicians has reaffirmed its position against assisted dying after a survey of its fellows and members showed that most did not support a change in the law.

However, the survey showed a shift in opinion since the college carried out an identical survey in 2006: the members who opposed a change in the law on assisted dying decreased by 10.7%.

The survey was sent to 21 674 fellows and members of the royal college, including retired members. …

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