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When a patient seeks advice or information about assistance to die

This document provides guidance to doctors who have been asked for advice on assisted death by patients.

It provides advice on how the principles in Good Medical Practice and Treatment and Care Towards the End of Life: Good Practice in Decision Making apply when patients who are reaching the end of their life, or who have severe disabilities, seek help or advice about ending their lives.