Medical profession cannot be instrument of law to legalise assisted dyingBMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2491 (Published 13 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2491
- Bill Noble, retired physician in palliative care
- Sheffield, UK
If the medical profession is serious about a neutral position on assisted dying1 it cannot be the instrument of the law to legalise it. I fear that patients’ trust in doctors could be the mechanism that leads some of them to make a choice that suits everyone but themselves.
Am I the only medically qualified person in the UK to believe that …