Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Law on assisted dying

European-wide debate needed

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3190
  1. Gary P Lapham, pharmaceutical consultant1
  1. 1MED-E-PHARM, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1QU, UK
  1. garylapham{at}

The dilemma faced by healthcare professionals in caring for patients with terminal illness was cogently presented by Tallis, with the sanctity of life being discussed by Fitzpatrick.1 2 Tallis’s sentiments will doubtless resonate with clinicians who care for the elderly …

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