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Letters Assisted dying debate

Put everything out in the open

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 25 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d458
  1. Stuart H McClelland, anaesthetist1
  1. 1Liverpool, UK
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In this debate on assisted dying,1 as in all other ethical debates, the idea that anyone comes to the table completely neutral is preposterous. Whether we have a previously formed strong belief one way or the other, we all bring our own cultural and experiential baggage.

There is a worrying trend …

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