Dignity in Dying dirctor Ally Thomson said: "We urge MSPs to examine the evidence before them and act to provide terminally ill Scots with the option of an assisted death
in their final months, in the country they call home.
In my recent book, The Right to Die, I look at cases over the past 75 years or so that have helped lead us to the point of such powerful and unequivocal Court support for assisted death
html One of the appellants, Gloria Taylor, also suffered from ALS and knew that because of the total ban on assisted death
, she would be unable to request help in ending her life even at the most painful and debilitating last stages of her illness.
The Criminal Code should be amended to expressly protect from the risk of criminal prosecution nurses who, in fulfilling in good faith their professional obligations, counsel, support and care for patients who inquire about or choose assisted death
Others worry that legalizing assisted death
will lead to abuse of the disabled, the poor, and the elderly.
It is the latest intervention in the debate by Sir Patrick, who first declared his wish to be allowed an assisted death
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, champion of palliative care and working doctor, will give a talk on the protracted issues around medically assisted death
at a lecture called Life-ending Decisions.
NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann has introduced a bill into the New South Wales parliament that would give the terminally ill the right to a voluntary assisted death
This bill aims to legalise the ability for individuals to request and procure medically assisted death
under certain circumstances.
And earlier this year, a consultant neurologist told a conference that the Liverpool Care Pathway has become an assisted death
pathwayfor more than 130,000 patients a year.
Dear Editor, I will be joining hundreds of others in lobbying Parliament on July 4 with Dignity in Dying because I believe that the law should change to allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice of an assisted death
if their suffering has become unbearable.
We remain convinced that, even as hospices care for the vast majority of patients who make requests for assisted death
, they also want to retain their moral autonomy and so set limits to "participation" to ensure that "physician-assisted death
" does not become "hospice-assisted death
But there will be some who say he is selfish for putting his wife through the pain of watching his assisted death
In this frank and personal documentary, the award-winning author looks at one of society's most difficult subjects - assisted death
British actor Sir Patrick Stewart has announced that he wants to be allowed an assisted death
when he feels that it is his time to go.