“Right to die”: Changing “right” to “duty” may focus debate

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7504.1388-b (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1388
  1. Joe Brierley, consultant intensivist (joethebaptist@doctors.org.uk)
  1. Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1N 3JH

EDITOR—The predictable outcry over Grayling's editorial on the “right to die” has added little to an emotive debate.1 The concept of a right to die is clearly in accordance with the …

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