Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Assisted suicide

Clinicians need clarification

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 04 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3132
  1. Sally E Hall, foundation doctor1
  1. 1Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
  1. sallyehall{at}

    A terminally ill patient confides in you his wish to pursue a path of assisted suicide.1 He asks you for information and support so that he can approach Dignitas and ultimately decide how and when he wishes to die. What would your response be? By providing a forum for …

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