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RCP adopts least favoured stance
RCP adopts least favoured stance
'Royal College of Physicians should ditch neutral position as doctors once again oppose assisted suicide, says Care Not Killing'
New era as CNK appoints first CEO
New era as CNK appoints first CEO
Dr Gordon Macdonald brings extensive experience of campaigning in the Scottish Parliament to a role created following the departure of Dr Peter Saunders
Oregon 2018: new highs (new lows)
Oregon 2018: new highs (new lows)
Assisted suicide numbers continue to rise in Oregon, with almost two thirds now citing fear of being a burden as a reason for ending their lives, as lawmakers consider widening eligibility
“Assisted dying” 'inhumane'
“Assisted dying” 'inhumane'
Expert report on complications in assisted suicide and euthanasia suggests that a relatively high incidence of vomiting, prolongation of death and reawakening from coma could render such deaths 'inhumane'
Poll: public recognise PAS danger
Poll: public recognise PAS danger
Physician-assisted suicide would 'fundamentally change' doctor-patient relationship, new poll finds

personal stories

'How can I stay here?'
'How can I stay here?'
An extensive consideration of euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands tells of a doctor who couldn't save her patient - from another doctor

Supreme Court CANH ruling and me
Supreme Court CANH ruling and me
Nikki Kenward, who lived with the MND-like symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, writes: 'this is not civilization but barbarity... We need more legal restraints, not fewer.'

A granddaughter reflects
A granddaughter reflects
'As someone who has seen the ugliness of a slow demise, I reject the notion that dignity can be measured by the level of pain or the speed in which the individual dies'

'Surprised to wake up'
'Surprised to wake up'
A man from Inverness, living with MS, put off his plans to have an assisted suicide in Switzerland when he was made aware of support available

On her husband's assisted suicide
On her husband's assisted suicide
Debbie Binner says 'Campaigners for assisted dying underestimate how terrible it is for those of us left behind... I didn't care what state he was or might be in, he was my husband'

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  • 80% of RCP members working in #palliativecare voted to remain opposed to #assistedsuicide. Dr Anthony Cohn argues… https://t.co/rVSmuw8FgD
  • RT @historykev: 43.4% of RCP members think RCP should be opposed to a change in the law on #assistedsuicide. Those who want RCP to support…
  • RT @kesleeman: Nick, the move to neutrality does not represent a ‘shift’ in medical opinion. It represents a decision taken by RCP Council…
  • CNK's Gordon Macdonald quoted in @Telegraph report on the Royal College of Physicians' adoption of a stance of neut… https://t.co/oUwXWNJbBF
  • CNK CEO Gordon Macdonald quoted in @TheTimes report on the Royal College of Physicians' decision to go neutral on… https://t.co/S36usPXVT3

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