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The British Medical Association Guidelines. Euthanasia. BMA. Gives guidance to doctors and medical staff on euthanasia VE is illegal and is not supported by the BMA Guidelines are there to help and protect the doctor They provide a standard or a framework that all doctors can work within

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The british medical association guidelines

The British Medical Association Guidelines

Euthanasia


The british medical association guidelines

BMA

  • Gives guidance to doctors and medical staff on euthanasia

  • VE is illegal and is not supported by the BMA

  • Guidelines are there to help and protect the doctor

  • They provide a standard or a framework that all doctors can work within

  • They allow for a consistency in decision making

  • It recognises a difference in terminating a life and treating a patient in a way that will end their life

  • It supports doctors in their duty to ensure that patients die with dignity and with as little suffering as possible

  • Hippocratic oath to preserve life


The law in the uk

The Law in the UK

  • Voluntary euthanasia is illegal

  • The patient consenting does not provide a defence for the doctor

  • UK law does not allow anyone to terminate the life of a person to end their suffering

  • Anyone assisting in the euthanasia of another person will be charged with murder, this may be reduced to man slaughter

  • For it to be justified it must be part of medical practice but excludes voluntary

  • Some doctors may perform passive or active euthanasia to end the suffering of a terminally ill patient


The british medical association guidelines

  • Tony Bland

  • Terry Schiavo


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