Should assisted suicide be part of medicine? Is it appropriate for doctors to prescribe their patients lethal drugs? What might be the impact on the doctor-patient relationship? Does a right to die already exist in the UK?

We explore all these vital questions and look at the evidence relating to medicine, assisted suicide and euthanasia?


Redefining physicians’ role in assisted dying.

Can ‘assisted dying’ be implemented outside of medicine? In an article for The New ....

Tony Nicklinson and a doctor’s take on assisted dying.

A GP reveals concerns about the potential legalisation of euthanasia Journalist Alan White feels ....

Sick people need help to live, not help to die.

Proposals on assisted dying by Lord Falconer are not supported by the medical profession. On the ....

Royal College of Nursing: When someone asks for your assistance to die.

Royal College of Nursing guidance on responding to a request to hasten death In October 2011 the ....

Exploring the concept of assisted dying in the UK.

An article published in the Nursing Standard puts the case for ‘assisted dying’. This ....

Dealing with false perceptions of death and dying.

Dr Charles Skinner provides an overview of the practice of palliative care in the UK in the ....

Paliative care: What is it? and what has it got to do with ‘Assisted Dying’?

An analysis of the place of palliative care in Britain and its relation to ‘assisted dying ....

Assisted suicide: Why psychiatrists should engage in the debat (British Journal of Psychiatry).

Matthew Hotopf, William Lee and Annabel Price set out the need for psychiatrists to engage in the ....

The quality of death: UK ranked first in quality of end-of-life-care.

A Report from the Economist Intelligence Unit In this international survey of end-of-life care The ....

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