Two thousand health staff sign petition calling for euthanasia to be decriminalised

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:555
  1. Brad Spurgeon
  1. Paris

    More than 2000 doctors, nurses, and other health workers have published a petition in a French news magazine admitting to having assisted the deaths of terminally ill patients at some time in their careers (Le Nouvel Observateur 2007 March 8:98

    The petition was published four days before a trial opened in Perigueux, in south west France, of a doctor and a nurse accused of killing a 65 year old patient who was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer by administering a lethal dose of potassium in August 2003. If they …

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