assisted dying

  • March 22, 2019

    The Royal College of Physicians has adopted a neutral position on assisted dying following a survey of its UK fellows and members, reflecting their range of views.

  • January 16, 2019

    The Royal College of Physicians  is to poll its members and fellows on whether or not there should be a change in the law to permit assisted dying.

  • May 20, 2018

    The States of Guernsey Assembly has voted against proposals to grant legal recognition to assisted dying.

  • February 2, 2017

    The debate about assisted dying and assisted living can be fractious and complex. We believe that a better conversation can be had: one built on deep human empathy and compassion.

  • August 15, 2015

    As the UK parliament prepares to discuss a bill to legalise assisted dying, Savi Hensman examines the failures of provision in proper support for those with life-threatening conditions.

  • July 22, 2014

    “Make your mind up”. “You're sitting on the fence”. The culture tends to rebuke us for uncertainty. We are supposed to know where we stand, particularly on important moral issues. But to admit that one is still on a journey and that the destination is as yet over the horizon can be difficult.

  • July 18, 2014

    A friend of mine who uses a wheelchair was recently approached by a stranger who crossed over the road to talk to her. Without knowing anything about her, he told her that he supported her right to die with dignity through assisted suicide. She told him that she was more concerned with her right to live than her right to die.

  • July 15, 2014

    Giles Fraser recently wrote that "assisted dying is the final triumph of market capitalism" and concluded, "When the moral history of the 21st century comes to be written, I predict we will look back with horror at how the word choice became a sort of cuckoo in the nest, driving out all other values…The moral language of the supermarket has become the only moral currency that is accepted."

  • March 20, 2013

    The court of appeal will decide today at 2pm whether a man called 'L' can take over the late Tony Nicklinson's claim to establish a 'right to die'.

  • August 30, 2012

    British Unitarians have begun a six-month consultation on the issue of assisted dying. It follows calls from Sheffield Unitarians to support a change in the law.