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Dr Heath writes -'It is time medicine got back to its core task of attempting to relieve suffering'
In the next sentence when asked 'Do you believe in doctor assisted suicide?' she answers'No. We have medicalised life and now it seems some people want to medicalise death as well'.
Faced with an adult dying with great pain despite all the standard pain relievers who is asking to be allowed to die to be relieved of the agony. Is it the doctor's duty to refuse the patient's request and let the suffering continue?
Doctor assisted suicide will eventually be accepted in UK despite powerful organisations. It works satisfactoriy in Oregon, Washington and Vermont states, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland.