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BMA ARM vote heralds members' poll
BMA ARM vote heralds members' poll
Representative body calls on the BMA to carry out a poll of its members' without any change to the BMA's opposition to assisted suicide
RCGP to poll members on assisted suicide
RCGP to poll members on assisted suicide
Family doctors' Royal College to join the RCP in polling members in 2019
Statement on Noa Pothoven
Statement on Noa Pothoven
A statement following clarification of a Dutch news report
Staffing main barrier to good EOLC
Staffing main barrier to good EOLC
Almost two thirds of UK nurses responding to a major survey say staffing shortages are the main barrier to providing good care to dying patients
Lords question rebuffed
Lords question rebuffed
Government minister tells assisted suicide campaigner the Government will not form policy on a matter of conscience, and reminds peers that the current law has been judged to strike a 'fair balance'

personal stories

Kiwis speak: the threat to us
Kiwis speak: the threat to us
Watch ordinary New Zealanders explain why a proposed assisted suicide law would pose a direct threat to them and countless people like them

'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

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