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Time to legalise assisted dying?: Do we make decisions by our feelings or the truth?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:842
  1. Anne M H Williams, general practitioner (
  1. Glasgow G12 0SG

    EDITOR—The BMJ seems to accept the policy of neutrality towards physician assisted suicide, despite reported undemocratic voting at the annual representative meeting.1

    Tännsjö argues for euthanasia, not just physician assisted suicide.2 He follows the modern trend to make decisions by what “feels comfortable” rather than by what is objectively right. He then looks for a suitable framework to justify his opinion. …

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