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Letters Palliative care doctors and assisted dying

Assisted dying: the APM should embrace diversity of opinion and encourage sociable debate

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 07 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1969
  1. Andrew N Davies, consultant in palliative medicine
  1. Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford GU2 7XX, UK
  1. adavies12{at}

The Personal View from five anonymous consultants in palliative medicine is an “inconvenient truth” for the Association for Palliative Medicine and should be a further wake-up call for the officers of the APM (and its membership).1 As immediate past president of the association, I can attest to the validity of the concerns, as I have been personally ostracised over my support for a neutral …

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