06 June, 2016

Doctors can’t refuse to help a patient die — no matter what they say

A scary legal opinion! Here's a small part of it:



Granted, some doctors conscientiously object to assisted dying — but if the situation arises, they cannot refuse to help their patients access what is now part of the legal standard of care. Anyway, those doctors whose conscientious objection to assisted death is absolute could always migrate into a specialty where the subject would never come up: radiology, dermatology, pathology, obstetrics, surgery or almost any type of medical research, for example.


Doctors can’t refuse to help a patient die — no matter what they say

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