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First suicide prevention minister
First suicide prevention minister
Suicide Prevention Minister urged to clamp down on "irresponsible" portrayal of suicide in media
'Startling' new PDOC guidance
'Startling' new PDOC guidance
Severely brain-damaged patients are commonly misdiagnosed, often aware and may well recover, says authoritative new report
Supreme Court on CANH: CNK media
Supreme Court on CANH: CNK media
The issue of withdrawing food and fluids from brain damaged patients is complex and little understood - Care Not Killing was on hand to outline concerns with the Supreme Court's ruling on a busy media day
Supreme Court rules on CANH
Supreme Court rules on CANH
Care Not Killing responds to disappointing ruling that the Supreme Court wants to remove important safeguard from brain-damaged patients
'Suicidal': a throwaway word?
'Suicidal': a throwaway word?
Efforts to distinguish between terminally ill and non-terminally ill people when it comes to suicidal tendencies are at best meaningless and at worst offensive

personal stories

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'

MPs' speeches: personal stories
MPs' speeches: personal stories
MPs make clear that the issues surrounding end of life care and decisions are as real for them as for all, with moving and often passionate contributions from all sides of the House

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  • RT @PalliativeMedJ: On #WorldHospiceAndPalliativeCareDay, THANK YOU to all the research teams working to help us understand how best to pro…
  • RT @EuthFreeNZ: Canada's largest children's hospital expects that the euthanasia law will be extended to minors. https://t.co/rIuzOh5Z6C h…
  • Moves to consider the legal status of #assistedsuicide and #euthanasia in Jersey follow a clear rejection of legisl… https://t.co/8SxSBBhDVh
  • RT @historykev: As I predicted, if you define #euthanasia or #assistedsuicide as medical treatment, it is ethically impossible to deny it t…
  • RT @CareAllianceNZ: "The problem with assisted suicide and euthanasia for Paul — and for others — is that it presented him with an illusion…

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