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Letters Assisted dying

The “least worst” course of action?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 24 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7073
  1. Chris Docker, director
  1. 1Exit, Edinburgh EH1 3RN, UK
  1. christopherdocker{at}

As the author of the updated do it yourself advice and director of the Scottish society, Exit—both mentioned by Brewer1—I would like to clarify a few points.

Many people are worried about the ready availability of information about suicide. Exit takes both patient empowerment (of the kind mentioned by …

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