Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UK: More Eroding Of Medical Ethics

So the dominoes fall in the UK. First the government “clarified” that laws prosecuting assisted suicide would not be enforced, and now the medicos have conveniently come out with guidelines as to whither doctors can be prosecuted for assisting in a suicide. Prediction: They will say that, in some form, it’s ok for doctors to engage in medicalized killing.
Assisted suicide cases guidelines issued by GMC
The General Medical Council is launching its first ever guidelines on assisted suicide.
The new guidelines will help the GMC decide if doctors should face a disciplinary panel if they are alleged to have encouraged or assisted suicide.
A draft version is to be subject to a three month public consultation period. more

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