Our Laws Are Failing Terminally Ill People Like Noel – That's Why We're Challenging Them

Sarah Wootton | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK
Sarah Wootton

To have the option of an assisted death in this country would relieve intolerable suffering for terminally ill people. It would allow them to wrestle back control from illnesses that are taking everything from them. It would represent true choice at the end of life.

Live Your Best Life

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

People often say to me 'I am living!' Yes, we are all breathing, waking up in the morning and going to work and doing our best to get by. Yet, I wonder how many of us are merely existing. There is a vast difference between the two. Whilst this is something I have often pondered on (especially since the sudden passing of my mother), this film really brought it home to me.

We Need Support for Those Whose Loved Ones Have to Go to Switzerland to Die

Lesley Close | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Lesley Close

Watching How to Die: Simon's Choice on BBC2 last night has brought back a lot of memories for us. We too have direct experience of accompanying loved ones to have an assisted death. It is a difficult and unique experience that poses many challenging questions, something that Mr Binner's wife Debbie has spoken eloquently about in the last few days.

People Shouldn't Have To 'Travel To Switzerland To End Their Lives'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

People must be helped to take their own lives without being forced to travel to Switzerland, a former Crown Prosecution Service chief has urged as pol...

The Forgotten Issue Behind An Assisted Suicide

Alan Mckenna | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Alan Mckenna

Unlike the campaign for legalising assisted suicide, the campaign for sustainable long term funding for medical research into mesothelioma has struggled to attract publicity, even though it is aimed at finding solutions so that victims such as Bob Cole may have the possibility of an extended life worth living.

Terminally Ill Bob Cole Pleas For Law Change As He Ends Life At Swiss Clinic

PA | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

One of the final wishes of a terminally-ill man who has ended his life at a Swiss clinic was for a change in the law which bans assisted suicides in t...

Plight Of Dignitas 'Last Supper' Dad Has Reignited Assisted Dying Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

Senior politicians are calling for the legalisation of assisted dying, after the high-profile case of Jeffrey Spector, a British man who travelled to ...

Dignitas 'Last Supper' Dad Said Choice To Die Was In His Family's 'Best Interests'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A British father who chose to end his life at the Swiss suicide clinic Dignitas said that his choice was in the "best interests" of his wife and three...

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...

Things the Future Will Hate Us For: #1

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

We know we're on the cusp. As a species, we almost always are. But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scient...

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...

Is it Possible to Get a Healthier View of Death?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Have you popped into your local, neighbourhood Death Café recently? No, it's not a new franchise with baristas offering to add a dash of arsenic to your daily caffeine spike. Nor is it a high street variation on Dignitas where you can enjoy an espresso with your euthanasia.

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.

'I'd Rather Take A Pill And End Things' Says BBC's Simpson

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

BBC journalist John Simpson has said he would rather commit suicide than "live in misery" in old age. The 67-year-old, who moved in with a pensione...

Doctors Could Help Terminal Patients To Die

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Doctors could be given the right to be able to help terminally-ill people to die, a report proposed on Thursday. Adults who are likely to have less...

Woman Who Sought Assisted Suicide 'Treated Worse Than A Dog'

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

The UK would not treat a dog as badly as it treated a woman who was forced to spend her final hours away from home after travelling to Switzerland to ...

COWARDS: Dignitas Woman Hits Out At Politicians

PA | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Politics

A British woman who travelled to Switzerland to die has condemned the "cowardice of politicians" which forced her to spend her last hours away from ho...