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Defining end-of-life terminology – a publication on clouding the debate

Dr Andrew  McGee, a law academic from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), says  in an article published in the international journal ” Legal Studies: Journal for the Society of Legal Scholars”, that a genuine public debate on “legalising euthanasia” can only happen after a clear distinction is made between assisted suicide and euthanasia and the withholding, refusal, or withdrawal of life-sustaining measures.

He further said: “that the preparation of a new private members bill for voluntary euthanasia recently announced by the Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings, may not reflect public support for such a bill, because the surveys on which the assessment of public opinion was based were flawed”.

HealthCanal.com published an overview of Dr McGees ideas, which can be read by cklicking  here.

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