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Assisted death: a basic right or a threat to the principal purpose of medicine?

Catto, G. and Finlay, Ilora Gillian 2014. Assisted death: a basic right or a threat to the principal purpose of medicine? The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 44 (2) , pp. 134-138. 10.4997/JRCPE.2014.211

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Abstract

There is much debate in the UK and abroad around whether the law should be changed to license doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to assist terminally ill patients to commit suicide. Here, Sir Graeme Catto argues that terminally ill mentally competent adults should be able to choose the time and place of their death. Opposing him, Baroness Ilora Finlay argues that both the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill and Lord Falconer’s private member’s bill in the House of Lords endanger patients’ safety and require doctors to assess patients against criteria that cannot be verified.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
ISSN: 1478-2715
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 12:57
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/85998

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