In a letter to Peers on behalf of the Association of Palliative Medicine, Dr Amy Proffitt (President), Dr Rosie Bronnert (Chair of Science and Ethics Committee), Dr Jasmine Lee and Dr Simon Etkind (co Chairs of Trainess Committee) urged Parliamentarians to reject Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill.
The APM is the world’s largest representative body for doctors practicing or interested in Palliative Medicine. It aims to ensure that no one need die in distress or discomfort for lack of access to adequate specialist palliative care. Baroness Meacher’s Bill seriously undermines this.
The APM does not comment on AD itself, but the substantial, and irremediable risks and consequences of legislating for doctors to be involved in ending their patients’ lives. The APM’s membership’s position on this, based on recent, independent polls, is clear.
Download their briefing hereAPM Meacher Bill Briefing to Peers 2021