Assisted suicide cases guidelines issued by GMC

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Assisted suicide cases guidelines issued by GMC

Postby MSUK » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:54 pm


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.

The GMC's chief executive, Niall Dickson said "the main message is that assisting suicide is illegal and doctors should have no part of it".

The GMC, which is the regulatory authority for doctors, decided to produce the guidelines after the case of a severely paralysed man, which was highlighted by the BBC last summer.

The man, given the pseudonym "Martin", told the PM Programme that he wanted to end his life and was taking legal action to try to get advice and help to do so.... Read More -
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