Tag Archives: Commission on Assisted Dying

When society advocates painful death

Looking at the current news stories, three salient events highlight the talk around euthanasia: and their basic message is, society doesn’t care. It would prefer you to die badly. Lord Falconer’s long-awaited Commission on Assisted Dying report was released a … Continue reading

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“I’m going to die – don’t tell anyone.”

When should a doctor maintain patient confidentiality, and when is it ethical to breach it? Police are asking for clearer guidelines for doctors as it emerged that Daniel James, the paralysed rugby player, had told his doctor he intended to … Continue reading

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Is there a better political way forward?

If faulty reasoning is introduced into a court of law, it can be challenged and appealed. If faulty logic is used in science, peers will expose it. No-one expects MPs to take a democratic vote on how to do a … Continue reading

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