The intention to hasten death of terminally ill patients

Mathew Piercy, Gerald B Fogarty, Aubrey W Jansz, David M Gawler, Luis Vitetta, David Kenner and Avni Sali
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04714.x
Published online: 5 August 2002

To the Editor: The study by Douglas et al1 reports that the purposeful hastening of death in terminal illness is both widely practised and an acceptable method of palliative care for over a third of Australian surgeons.



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