Posts Tagged ‘Assisted suicide’

Physicians don’t support assisted dying change

A majority of medics do not support a change in the law on assisted dying. The Royal College of Physicians surveyed fellows and members with 58% saying th...

Assisted dying debate has been irrational

Forty years ago, when I was a very junior houseman, a young man was admitted for surgery to remove a large malignant bowel tumour. Post operatively he di...

Care minister Lamb backs assisted dying bill

Care Minister Norman Lamb has said he has "changed his mind" and would now support a new law on assisted dying. The Liberal Democrat told BBC Newsnight an...

“Assisted Dying Bill should become law”

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, which is expected to receive its second reading in the House of Lords this month, should become law. That's the vie...

Assisted suicide: the law and the role of doctors

Patients asking their doctors for help to end their lives or travel to Dignitas is becoming more and more common. Few can also have been unaware of the Ton...

‘Locked-in’ man to have right-to-die case heard

Tony Nicklinson, who is paralysed and wants a doctor to be able to lawfully end his life, should be allowed to proceed with his "right-to-die" case, a High...

Assisted suicide: “Strong case for legalisation”

There is a "strong case" for allowing assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill in England and Wales, a group of experts says. The Commission o...

Top surgeon offers support to right-to-die campaign

One of the UK's top surgeons has backed the right-to-die campaign by insisting that he would be willing to help terminally ill patients end their lives. S...

Religious beliefs shape end-of-life decisions

Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient’s life as doctors wh...

Doctors risk prosecution over assisted suicide

Doctors face a greater risk of prosecution for assisting a patient’s suicide following new guidance, defence body MPS has warned. The director of public...

Assisted suicide: families can still face prosecution

Family members involved in "mercy killings" will still face criminal charges despite the publication today of new guidelines to clarify the rules on assist...