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?


Asia-Pacific Hospice Group condemns ‘Assisted Dying’.

Licensing doctors to administer or supply lethal drugs to seriously-ill patients has no place in ....

Washington State – legalised physician-assisted suicide in 2016.

Deaths from PAS show a 15.7 per cent increase on 2015 Washington State has published its ....

Physician-assisted suicide in California – The first data.

California has published data for the first half year of its 2016 End of Life.Options law. The ....

What news from the Golden State?

California seems to be headed in a similar direction to Oregon The report, issued this week ....

Interim report issued on Canada’s ‘Medical Assistance in Dying’ Law.

Over 800 deaths from euthanasia in first six months The Government of Canada has published an  ....

A changing pattern of death.

The Latest News from The Netherlands Offers No Reassurance In 2001 The Netherlands enacted its ....

Dutch euthanasia review committees publish 2016 report.

Deaths from euthanasia and assisted suicide in The Netherlands rise by 10 per cent The Regional ....

What news from abroad? The latest report from Oregon.

A change in the upward trend? Or just a pause? The Public Health Division of the Oregon Health ....

Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon in 2016.

Oregon publishes data relating to legalised assisted suicide in 2016 The Oregon Health Authority ....

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