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

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Release date: 1/7/2019

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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.

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TitleLet doctors help patients end suffering, argues GP
Media name/outletThe Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited 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