THE TIMES: Let doctors help patients end suffering, argues GP

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One of Britain’s most senior GPs has reversed his opinion on assisted dying and called for terminally ill patients to be allowed to end their lives legally at home.

Aneez Esmail — who was the medical adviser on the inquiry into the murders of Harold Shipman, the GP and serial killer — said that keeping the conversation about assisted dying “hidden” could lead to further atrocities.

Period1 Jul 2019

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleLet doctors help patients end suffering, argues GP
    Media name/outletThe Times
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/07/19
    DescriptionOne of Britain’s most senior GPs has reversed his opinion on assisted dying and called for terminally ill patients to be allowed to end their lives legally at home.

    Aneez Esmail — who was the medical adviser on the inquiry into the murders of Harold Shipman, the GP and serial killer — said that keeping the conversation about assisted dying “hidden” could lead to further atrocities.
    URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/let-doctors-help-patients-end-suffering-argues-gp-6hpsd9gt6
    PersonsAneez Esmail

Keywords

  • assisted dying