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Summary The UK is currently considering making assisted dying available to patients who are terminally ill. We discuss ethical and practical aspects of this complex issue and outline the potential role of psychiatry. We set out the challenges of implementation of legislation, and potential unintended consequences including the impact on health inequalities.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.2022.41

Type

Journal article

Journal

The British Journal of Psychiatry

Publisher

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Publication Date

14/03/2022

Pages

1 - 3