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.
‘Assisted dying will save the NHS money and provide organs, say academics’.
Lord Sumption on assisted suicide: What did he really say?
A travesty of a consultation.
A Welcome Judgment by the Court of Appeal.
Who speaks for British doctors?
A book that brings us face to face with ourselves.
BMA reaffirms its opposition to physician-assisted suicide.
A thoughtful report which deserves careful consideration.
We need to get to the real problem with dying. Quick fixes are a distraction.
The ‘good death’ – not something for doctors to prescribe.
Forget ‘Assisted Dying’, we need a debate about dying.
Challenging the conspiracy of silence.
The changing face of dying.
A decisive rejection.
Assisted Dying No.2 Bill – Hansard Record.
A positive agenda for the end of life.
‘A Hidden Problem’: Research that raises more questions than it answers.
Assisted Dying Bill Committee Stage 7November 2014.
The Assisted Dying Bill devalues the lives of terminally ill and disabled people.
Doctors fail to spot symptoms of depression in 9 out of 10 elderly people.
Legalised assisted suicide a “chilling prospect” for disabled people, says Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Looking at it both ways.
King’s College London – Assisted dying debate.
Assisted dying: the harm in helping.
A Question of Public Safety.
Autonomy and assisted suicide.
How the mass media report social statistics – a case study.
Mum wanted to die, but convincing her to live gave us a gift beyond measure.
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