Tag Archives: Dignitas

Is Falconer’s bill a folly?

The ‘Right-to-Die‘ campaign, while supported by the vast majority of the public, is heavily outgunned and outfunded by vested interests in the Government and Church. So most supporters feel we should be grateful for anything we can get, right? This … Continue reading

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Getting the truth from your doctor

Need to get to Dignitas for assisted suicide? You’ll need to provide some medical records. Up till now, this has worried some doctors. Under the Guidelines from the Director of Public Prosecutions, it could perhaps be interpreted as encouraging a … Continue reading

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When hope of assistance dies

What happens when legitimate requests for assisted suicide to be considered are ruled out? A former member of staff at Bracknell & Wokingham College, who had asked to end her life with Dignitas in Switzerland, threw herself into a canal … Continue reading

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Nurses barred from mentioning Dignitas

Under new guidelines, nurses are to be told they could go to prison for talking to patients about Dignitas. It is one of the broader interpretations of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ edicts on assisted suicide. They will be warned … Continue reading

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A British hero

For those lucky enough to be able to afford the thousands of pounds required for an assisted suicide at Dignitas, Switzerland, there remains one extra hurdle that is sometimes difficult to surmount: a travelling companion who will accompany you and … Continue reading

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41,689 performances. 2,542 shows. 258 venues. One death.

This month, the number of people in Edinburgh is set to triple as it hosts its enormous Festival Fringe. Spanning comedy, serious drama and light entertainment as well as dance and music, the Festival has something for everyone amid its … Continue reading

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Talk about Dignitas? The police want to know . . .

Can you imagine having your movements restricted after talking about the Terry Pratchett programme? That was the incredible scenario facing Nicola Sherwood and her mum after visiting Nicola’s ailing father, John Withers. John, 74yrs,  has been suffering with Alzheimers for … Continue reading

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Death goes live tomorrow: BBC & Terry Pratchett film an assisted suicide

Many people have been upset by the alarmist (and very unrealistic) portrayal of an assisted suicide of someone with unbearable and unrelievable suffering in a recent episode of the TV soap, Emmerdale. Terry Pratchett puts the record straight tomorrow night … 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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When politicians won’t listen (celebrities can maybe help)

There are times when the voting public feels disenfranchised. Consistent public support over changes to allow voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide seems to make little difference to entrenched politicians, especially those fearful of their career, and facing the might of … Continue reading

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Terminal, unbearably ill, or ‘just’ tired of life?

A number of news stories these past few days have highlighted differences between ‘right-to-die’ groups and also the myths perpetrated by the ‘pro-life’ groups. An elderly, arthritic woman dies at the Zurich assisted suicide clinic; an elderly woman being evicted … Continue reading

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