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"The idea of writing a lethal prescription is something I struggle to reconcile with the motives that brought me to a medical career"

Tony Nicklinson and a doctor's take on assisted dying

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A GP reveals concerns about the potential legalisation of euthanasia

Journalist Alan White feels that an absent voice in the 'assisted dying' debate is that of doctors, a group which he describes as "those at the coal face upon whom it would be incumbent to carry out our wishes should we decide we deserve the right to die". His exchange with Dr Nick Ramscar, a GP practising in the South of England who has serious reservations about the legalisation of physician-assisted suicide, is reproduced in his article in the New Statesman.

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