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Time to legalise assisted dying?: Response from the Association for Palliative Medicine

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:841
  1. David I Jeffrey, chair, ethics committee ( On behalf of the ethics committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine: Andrew Thorns, Colin Campbell, Eleanor Grogan, Claire Stark Toller, and Tim Harlow
  1. Association for Palliative Medicine, Southampton SO17 1DL

    EDITOR—We challenge Sommerville's view that it is acceptable for the BMA to adopt a neutral stance on assisted dying.1 This reversal in BMA policy will considerably strengthen the position of those wishing to change the law. …

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