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British Medical Association Policy on Euthanasia

Thursday, August 20, 1970

British Medical Association Policy on Euthanasia

That this Meeting recognises that there is a wide spectrum of views about the issues of physician assisted suicide and euthanasia and strongly opposes any changes in law for the time being.
(1997)

That this Meeting continues to be against the legalisation of euthanasia.
(1995)

That this Meeting categorically rejects the legalisation of euthanasia.
(1993)

That this Meeting insists that, in the matter of advance directives, no doctor should be obliged by patients, relatives or hospital administrative staff to act contrary to his conscience.
(1993)

That this Meeting affirms that the position of medical practitioners who are in conscience opposed to euthanasia must be fully protected in future legislation should it occur and that no legal obligation in this respect should be allowed to be imposed unilaterally on any member of the profession at any time.
(1977)

Persistent vegetative state
That the Representative Body endorses the BMA guidelines on the treatment of patients in persistent vegetative state.

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