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Legalising assisted suicide: what does the evidence say?
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    Response to: Legalising Assisted Dying

    I would like to thank Harriet Copperman for her response to my recent editorial. I would like to respond to some of the points she has raised. Harriet says that: We should have the option of an assisted death. For many, just having that option would be sufficient to cope with their death. But a small percentage of people would want to be able to end to their life when it became intolerable. Suicide is not illegal any more...

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    Legalising Assisted Dying

    Dear Editor,

    I began practising palliative care in the community in the mid 1970's and retired nearly 25 years later, having been involved with the care of thousands of dying patients. We were evangelical in our attempts to teach and spread the 'gospel of palliative care' to professionals, students and lay people, in the UK and around the world. We thought it was the answer to enabling people to have a good death....

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