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Letters Assisted Dying Bill

Why The BMJ should not declare a stance on assisted dying

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4948
  1. Dylan Harris, consultant in palliative medicine1
  1. 1Department of Palliative Care, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9DT, UK
  1. Dgharris{at}

Assisted dying is a topical, contentious, and heavily debated subject and I am surprised that a respected and peer reviewed journal has declared its stance on the basis of …

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