Doctors can advise "right to die" man without fear of prosecution

Dyer, Clare
February 2012
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;2/4/2012, Vol. 344 Issue 7842, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on the declaration of the High Court in London on the possibility that doctors and other healthcare professionals who assist a suicide may prepare his case without a fear of action or prosecution against them by regulators.


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