Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: focus on the data

Malcolm H Parker
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (10): 453. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00441
Published online: 20 November 2017

Emanuel1 enjoins readers to focus on the data concerning euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and to aim at improving the care of dying patients, but advances straw arguments on the basis of three claims in the end-of-life debates that are disputed by neither advocates nor opponents of assisted dying.

  • Malcolm H Parker

  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD


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