There was a recent piece in the Daily Telegraph about end-of-life in France, and it included this snippet of information:
‘A 2005 law already authorises doctors to administer pain-killing drugs at levels they know will, as a secondary effect, shorten a patient's life.’
I would like to know whether people (clinicians and laymen) believe that this is currently also legal within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, or do people consider that any treatment where the clinician could reasonably conclude it would probably hasten death, is illegal in these countries ?
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