Letters Assisted dying debate

Matters arising from The BMJ’s stance on assisted dying

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4883 (Published 17 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4883
  1. Desmond J O’Neill, professor in medical gerontology1
  1. 1Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin D24 NR0A, Republic of Ireland
  1. doneill{at}tcd.ie

With The BMJ in campaigning mode for assisted suicide—the majority of relevant articles in the 22-29 August issue are in favour—it is hard to give credibility to the call for a full and fair debate by the editor in chief.1

The divorcing of assisted suicide from other forms of suicide is noteworthy, ignoring …

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