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Letters Assisted dying debate

Time to be neutral?

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 22 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1007
  1. Peter Bruggen, retired psychiatrist1
  1. 1Institute of Family Therapy, London, UK
  1. pbruggen{at}

The correspondence on assisted dying is going nowhere.1 2 3 4 For us still to be arguing about the definitions of single words is not a good sign.

We have different views, and I don’t expect us to agree, but it need not stop us respecting some of our differences. I have not come across anyone on the “change” side who wants to interfere with or influence …

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