Laws are more than regulatory instruments-they send social message too and help to inform the values and social conscience of each society.

The debate on assisted suicide tends to focus on individual choice and personal testaments but we believe that the wider, societal picture must be considered too.

The articles and report below consider the societal impact of legalising assisted suicide.


Numbers Money Calculating

‘Assisted dying will save the NHS money and provide organs, say academics’.

An ethicist and health economist have published a paper highlighting the cost effectiveness of ....

Lord Sumption on assisted suicide: What did he really say?

A critical analysis of claims that Lord Sumption implied that our law is ‘broken’. In ....

A travesty of a consultation.

The Royal College of Physicians needs to focus on its role of supporting clinical excellence and ....

A Welcome Judgment by the Court of Appeal.

The existing law achieves a fair balance between individual autonomy and protection of the ....

Who speaks for British doctors?

The BMJ’s one-sided coverage of a complex subject is as sad as it is predictable Senior ....

A book that brings us face to face with ourselves.

“Open discussion reduces superstition and fear, and allows us to be honest with each other ....

BMA reaffirms its opposition to physician-assisted suicide.

The BMA has rejected a Motion that it should adopt a policy of neutrality on whether &lsquo ....

A thoughtful report which deserves careful consideration.

The BMA’s End-of Life Care and Physician-Assisted Dying report contains much valuable ....

We need to get to the real problem with dying. Quick fixes are a distraction.

Dying has become too medicalised. Doctors are not there to solve our existential problems. Earlier ....

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