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Letters Assisted suicide

The issue is patient safety

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 04 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3135
  1. Peter D O Davies, consultant physician1
  1. 1Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool L14 3PE
  1. p.d.o.davies{at}

    The debate on assisted suicide tends to be seen as applying to a only few people with special health problems.1 But it applies to us all. Were the current law to be changed it would affect all 60 million UK citizens. Any of us through sickness or …

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