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Time to legalise assisted dying? : Summary of responses

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:843
  1. Birte Twisselmann, assistant editor (web)
  1. BMJ

    Two weeks ago Delamothe asked in his Editor's choice: “Are you for, against, or—like the BMA…—neutral?” The subject was assisted dying, and the flood of responses sparked by Editor's choice and the five Education and debate articles made it very clear that neutrality was not a concept that the many respondents found acceptable, conceivable, or even possible.16 A notable complaint was the lack of balance in the views presented, which had been aggravated by some infelicitous editing of the week's homepage. Responders were mainly doctors from the United Kingdom, although several barristers, philosophers, and a nurse …

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