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Doctors in support of law reform for voluntary euthanasia

Paul F Dunne
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (2): 97.
doi:
10.5694/mja13.10315

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.

Paul F Dunne, Palliative Medicine Physician
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Willoughby JO, Marr RG, Wendell-Smith CP; Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice. Doctors in support of law reform for voluntary euthanasia. Med J Aust 2013; 198: 190.
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R v Adams (1957) Crim L R 365.
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Ashby MA. The fallacies of death causation in palliative care. Med J Aust 1997; 166: 176-177.
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DuBose RA, Berde CB. Respiratory effects of opioids. Washington, DC: International Association for the Study of Pain, 1997. http://www.iasp-pain.org/AM/Template.cfm? Section=Technical_Corner&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2196 (accessed Jun 2013).
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