Assisted Suicide

Teacher Commits Suicide Fearing 'We Are Becoming Robots"

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

A retired art teacher committed assisted-suicide because she could not adapt to the pace of change in modern life, saying she feared we are all "becom...

'I Will Oppose Assisted Suicide,' David Cameron Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

People could feel "unfairly pressurised" into ending their lives if laws on assisted dying are relaxed, David Cameron has warned. The Prime Ministe...

Assisted Suicide 'A Step Closer To Legality'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK

Legislation allowing doctors to help terminally ill patients to die is to come before parliament in the next few months, according to a report. Car...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ukip's 'Backwards Looking Bile'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 9 March 2014... 1) UKIP'S 'BACKWARDS LOOKING BILE' Nick Clegg isn't pulling any punches ahea...

Assisted Dying - Who Makes the Final Decision?

Jo Cartwright | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Jo Cartwright

Assisted dying was an idea I was aware of as I was growing up and one which seemed to make logical sense - if you are dying you should have control over the suffering that sometimes comes with that process. Then, at university, I worked as a healthcare assistant, mainly in palliative care. It was then I was forced to face the reality of our current cruel laws.

'We Don't Let Animals Suffer, So Why Humans?'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Professor Stephen Hawking has spoken in support of assisted suicide for people suffering from terminal diseases. It represents something of a U-tu...

Woman Arrested Over Dignitas Suspicions

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK

A woman and her son have been arrested after police suspected they were planning to take her husband to a Swiss clinic to kill himself. The 65-year...

A Means to an End - An Analysis on the Assisted Dying Debate

Maggie Shinder | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Maggie Shinder

Assisted death is a complicated issue and for many people it is frightening to imagine the state a person must be in if they no longer want to live. But this does not mean the matter should be ignored or hidden from public debate.

We Need to Talk More Openly About Dying

Joe Levenson | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Levenson

If we were all able to discuss our end of life wishes and make plans in a more confident and better-informed way it's likely we would see huge improvements in people's experiences at such an important time for them and those close to them and that we would be less scared of dying.

Dignity in dying

Heather Pratten | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Pratten

At the moment people who help a loved one to die are investigated afterwards & since DPP guidelines were issued to treat these cases with compassion in 2009, there have been no prosecutions of people assisting a loved one to die indirectly.

Twin Brothers Choose Euthanasia After Discovering They Were Going Blind

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Twin brothers who found out they were going blind have been euthanised by doctors in Belgium, despite not having a terminal illness or suffering from ...

Assisted Dying Campaign Is for Life, for Too Many

Jo Cartwright | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jo Cartwright

We have a problem: people are suffering unbearably and needlessly at the end of life because they don't have the choice of an assisted death. Legalising the choice of assisted dying within strict legal safeguards would provide an answer to a real and present problem - and evidence from Oregon and Washington proves that this can be achieved safely.

Jessica Elgot

Vicars And Rabbis Call For Assisted Dying To Be Legalised

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

More than 50 religious leaders have called for assisted dying to be legalised in the UK, with vicars, priests and rabbis planning to lobby parliament ...

Tony Nicklinson's Widow To Debate Legalising Assisted Suicide

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics

The widow of campaigner Tony Nicklinson is to take part in a proposal to legalise assisted suicide. Jane Nicklinson is appearing in Edinburgh with ...

New Health Minister Slams Assisted Suicide Laws

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics

The laws on assisted suicide have been criticised as "ridiculous" by a newly-promoted Health Minister. Anna Soubry, who was appointed Parliamentary...

Tony Nicklinson and the Ethics of Assisted Dying

Andrew Copson | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

His own determined advocacy, the effective use of the media to promote his cause, and the ongoing eloquent, ethical and dignified support of his wife and daughters have guaranteed that Tony Nicklinson's death has not been the end of the public debate he reignited.

Euthanasia: From the Greek εὐθανασία Meaning 'Good Death'

Sophia Moseley | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Moseley

From the day you are born, even though your shoulders are no broader than a 12" ruler, you carry a burden of responsibility of which most are unaware until they reach the other end of their life.

Euthanasia and the Death Penalty: a Dilemma

Andre Langlois | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Andre Langlois

My dilemma is that the same argument can be made against state-assisted dying and the death penalty.

Assisted Death or Assisted Living

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jill Shaw Ruddock

Our beloved 14 year old cocker spaniel Sammy who has lived for the past six months with senile dementia, blindness, a lack of bowel control and use of his legs, was put to sleep yesterday. With our dog we were allowed to choose when to end his life so that he could die with dignity and achieve a 'good death'. We were not allowed that option with my father.

'Murder': BMA Refuse To Take A Neutral Stance On Assisted Suicide

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Doctors have rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide. Medics at the British Medical Association's (BMA) annual conference in Bo...

Sam Parker

Author Jodi Picoult On Supporting Assisted Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home

Jodi Picoult, the outspoken author of 'ethical fiction', has written 19 novels and topped the New York Times bestseller list on five different occasio...

Assisted Suicide Would 'Contaminate The Medical Profession'

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

Allowing doctors to assist terminally ill patients to commit suicide would "contaminate the medical profession", campaigners against changing the law ...

MPs Debate Controversy Of Assisted Suicide Guidelines

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics

MPs are debating the controversial guidelines on assisted suicide which could lead to some people avoiding prosecution for helping someone take their ...

MPs Debate Controversy Of Assisted Suicide Guidelines

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics

MPs are debating the controversial guidelines on assisted suicide which could lead to some people avoiding prosecution for helping someone take their ...

MPs Debate Controversy Of Assisted Suicide Guidelines

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics

MPs are debating the controversial guidelines on assisted suicide which could lead to some people avoiding prosecution for helping someone take their ...