Personal Views

This section of our website highlights the personal perspectives of different individuals on the impact of assisted suicide, from all sides of the debate.

Living and Dying Well Personal Views

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Oregon And Washington State: What’s The Situation?

Assisted suicide is currently legal in 11 US states, however euthanasia remains a federal offence....

Euthanasia requests in dementia cases leaves emotional burden on Dutch doctors

Over the past several years, cases of euthanasia for dementia cases have increased markedly in the....

Revisiting the Mackay Committee into Assisted Dying

In 2005, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Assisted Dying Bill for the Terminally Ill Bill....

Euthanasia on solely mental health grounds increased in the Netherlands during 2023

The Netherlands has published its annual data report for assisted dying in 2023. The report shows a....

2023 in Oregon: 137 hours to die

The US state of Oregon has published its annual data for assisted suicides in 2023. The data shows a....

Response to the Health and Social Care Committee Report

Please find below Living and Dying Well’s press release responding to the Health and Social....

MAiD and Mental Health – the “Reckless” Road Ahead

The Canadian Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) has published a scathing....

Unassisted Suicides Increase in Victoria, Australia, After Assisted Dying is Legalised

New research published in the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health (accessible here) has found that....

Denmark’s Ethics Council Advises Against the Legalisation of Assisted Dying

The Danish Ethics Council have published a new report following a comprehensive investigation into....

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