Many of us would like to have some control over the time and manner of our deaths, should we find ourselves in a condition so hopeless that there is no point in going on…
There’s no advantage to ageing. You don’t get wiser, you don’t get more mellow, you don’t see life in a more glowing way. You have to fight your body decaying, and you have less options.
It’s important to give people with dementia choice and control over their life whenever possible.
Elderly and frail patients should sometimes be allowed to die rather than receive treatments that prolong but do not improve their lives…Society these days is much less familiar with death, and is most reluctant to accept mortality
In refusing dying people the right to die with dignity, we fail to demonstrate the compassion that lies at the heart of Christian values.
Only with a legal Euthanasia Bill on the statute books will the many people who find themselves in the same situation as me be able to slip away peacefully in their sleep instead of dreading the night.
In a landmark ruling a judge has ruled that in future, in decisions concerning the withdrawal of life-support, including artificial feeding and hydration, a judge's consent is no longer required in cases where medical opinion [...]
An interesting scientific study of attitudes in UK and USA towards end of life care and assisted dying in the face of worsening dementia, was published in April 2017 in the peer reviewed on-line journal [...]
A paper recently published in the Lancet (and available online), has been reported widely. The headline statement is that "the amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in [...]