More than Half of UK Docs Support Assisted Dying

February 9, 2018

(Medscape) – Assisted dying is not legal in the United Kingdom, but debate over the issue continues, most recently in a series of articles published online February 7 in the BMJ. The organization that represents physicians — the British Medical Association (BMA) — does not accurately represent their views on the issue, argues Dr Jacky Davis, consultant radiologist at the Whittington Hospital in London, in a personal view article. The BMA has long been opposed to assisted dying, and its view is often quoted in parliamentary debate as representing that of physicians, she comments.

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