Essay: Risks of legalising assisted suicide

Even when doctors make the right diagnosis, they are frequently wrong as they attempt to predict how long a patientContinue Reading

Even when doctors make the right diagnosis, they are frequently wrong as they attempt to predict how long a patient will survive. Most medical prognostication in terminal illness is more akin to educated guesswork than scientific calculation. Yet most legislation for assisted suicide assumes that a doctor can confidently predict both that the patient is terminally ill and that death will occur naturally within an arbitrary period of 6 months. . .

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