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.
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Doctors in support of law reform for voluntary euthanasia
Paul F Dunne
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (2): 97.
Paul F Dunne, Palliative Medicine Physician
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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