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 Bill Committee Stage 7November 2014.

On 7 November the House of Lords began Committee Stage on Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying. ....

The Assisted Dying Bill devalues the lives of terminally ill and disabled people.

A letter to The Telegraph argues that a change to the current legislation would put pressure on ....

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 ( ....

Legalised assisted suicide a “chilling prospect” for disabled people, says Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Legalising ‘assisted dying’ would reinforce prejudices against people with ....

Looking at it both ways.

Assisted suicide: engaging with the debate. ‘Assisted dying’ is a complex subject, ....

King’s College London – Assisted dying debate.

The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery hosts a debate on the subject of &lsquo ....

Assisted dying: the harm in helping.

“Making assisted dying legal would alter the way society weighs the value of human life ....

Autonomy and assisted suicide.

Baroness Onoroa O’Neill addresses the issue of autonomy and how it relates to calls for the ....

How the mass media report social statistics – a case study.

 case study concerning research on end-of-life decisions In this 2010 case study, published ....

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