Medicine

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?


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Association of British Neurologists: ‘Assisted Dying’.

Conclusions of the working party of the Association of British Neurologists In April 2011 the ....

Assisted Dying Bill: Can you really tell if someone’s of sound and settled mind for suicide?

‘Assessing mental capacity isn’t like checking the oil level in a car: it’s a ....

Doctors fail to spot symptoms of depression in 9 out of 10 elderly people.

The Times reports on “our next big public health problem”The Times has reported ( ....

RCGP announces continued opposition to change in law on ‘Assisted Dying’.

77% of members say that the Royal College of General Practitioners should maintain opposition to ....

A clear decision from the consulting room.

GPs make their position clear on physician-assisted suicide The Royal College of General ....

The demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway: should we ban the highway code because of bad drivers?

An article by Claud Regnard on the report on the use and experience of the Liverpool Care Pathway ....

“An issue which goes to the heart of medicine”.

The RCGP is holding a consultation on ‘assisted dying’ which closes on 9 October. The ....

“No decision about me without me”.

Professor Finlay urges GPs to participate in the RCGP’s consultation on ‘assisted& ....

Mental capacity and assisted suicide.

To what extent can mental capacity be reliably assessed in patients seeking physician-assisted ....


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