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British Medical Journal speaks out pro assisted dying

This September, the editors of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an article in which they supported the opportunity of “voluntary assisted dying”.

In a long editorial with 30 footnotes, “Assisted dying: a question of when, not if”, they argued that Oregon’s model has worked smoothly and that “there is no evidence that palliative care deteriorates if assisted dying is available”. They conclude that: “No professional should be obliged to participate in assisted dying. But doctors who oppose it should not stand in the way of colleagues who find it ethically justifiable to assist a dying patient’s death. Nor should they stand in the way of terminally ill patients who reasonably ask for doctors’ help to end their life.”

Read the whole article on the website of BMJ: Assisted dying: a question of when, not if | The BMJ