Doctors in support of law reform for voluntary euthanasia

Paul F Dunne
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10315
Published online: 22 July 2013

To the Editor: The perspective of the Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice needs to be challenged.1 Firstly, irrespective of one’s views on the matter, it does not seem reasonable for euthanasia to be legalised so that doctors can avoid the scrutiny of the law. Secondly, the authors point out that “pain may not be a prominent symptom, making death by morphine legally unjustifiable”, therefore implying that morphine has a “double effect” of sedation and hastening death.

  • Paul F Dunne


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