Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Doctors vote for the Royal College of Physicians to adopt a neutral position on assisted dying

Today, doctors voted to change the Royal College of Physicians policy on assisted dying to neutral and not oppose any change in the law. In responding to whether the Royal College’s position on assisted dying should change, 43.4% voted to continue opposing a change in the law, 31.6% voted in favour of assisted dying reform, [...]

2019-03-22T11:22:02+00:00March 21st, 2019|Medical Views|

The ‘forfeiture’ rule and assisted dying – punishing compassionate families?

Recently, it was reported that Sarah Ninian, the wife of Alexander Ninian who ended his life at the Swiss clinic Dignitas in 2017, was entitled to inherit from her husband. Mr Ninian, who had been deemed mentally competent, had been suffering since 2013 from progressive supra-nuclear palsy, an incurable disease which can lead to a [...]

2019-04-01T15:10:47+00:00March 5th, 2019|Legal Action|

93% think that assisted dying is acceptable in at least some situations

    My Death, My Decision’s Campaign Policy Director, Phil Cheatle, breaks down the new research commissioned by MDMD.   MDMD has released the results of research it sponsored through the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The work tested public acceptability of various forms of assisted dying. In all cases considered the person is [...]

2019-03-04T20:58:58+00:00March 4th, 2019|Opinion Poll, UK Parliament|

Jersey Government Will Research Assisted Dying Reform

Last week, Jersey’s Council of Ministers announced that a new commission will research end of life options, including the legalisation of assisted dying and dying well The announcement follows after more than 1,800 people signed a petition from End of Life Choices Jersey (MDMD’s partner in the newly formed Assisted Dying Coalition).   Tanya Tupper, [...]

2019-03-02T11:00:25+00:00March 1st, 2019|Jersey|