My Death, My Decision is delighted to announce the appointment of its newest patron, Adam Kay. Adam is an award-winning British comedian, writer, and former doctor. Adam is probably best known for his debut book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’: a Sunday Times bestseller, which has sold more than one million copies in the UK [...]
The British Medical Association has announced that following a landmark members’ survey on the topic more doctors would prefer for the BMA to actively support assisted dying, than those who oppose or are neutral. My Death, My Decision has welcomed the announcement as a clear signal that the BMA must now drop its opposition to [...]
Two GPs have threatened the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) with legal action after it decided earlier this year to remain opposed to assisted dying, despite a majority of GPs in a prior consultation wanting it to move to be neutral or supportive stance. In February 2020 the Royal College of GPs published the [...]
Arbitrary six month limit for assisted dying would weaken arguments for reform, says renowned neurosurgeon
The renowned neurosurgeon and best-selling author, Dr Henry Marsh, has warned that legal assisted dying could be less likely if a law was restricted to those with only 6 months left to live. Speaking at an event for My Death, My Decision, inspired by his best selling book ‘Do No Harm’, Dr Marsh explored how [...]
Jane Nicklinson, one of the signatories of the letter, alongside her husband Tony, who had locked-in syndrome in the run-up to his death in 2012. Credit: Andi Reiss 'Endgame' The families and living claimants from most of the past right-to-die cases have come together for the first time, and called for an inquiry [...]
Credit: DFID at https://bit.ly/2FZGXEP Conservative MP, Andrew Mitchell, in a recent Sky News interview, suggests that the law on Assisted Dying may change within this parliament. 'I was, as a student and as a young MP, adamantly opposed to Assisted Dying and over the years my view has changed completely' he said. His [...]
A new book released by the campaign group Dignity in Dying, ‘Last Rights - The Case for Assisted Dying’, has explored arguments on assisted dying in the wake of Covid-19. The publication has been welcomed by the campaign group My Death, My Decision, and an in-depth review has been written by lead campaign commentator Phil [...]
Listen to the evidence’ on assisted dying, says renowned assisted dying expert at My Death, My Decision’s 2020 Doran Lecture.
One of Canada’s leading assisted dying doctors, Dr Stefanie Green, has urged politicians to ‘listen to the evidence’ on assisted dying, as part of the 2020 Doran Lecture, an annual lecture series hosted in memory of Frank Doran MP and by My Death, My Decision. Her comments came after My Death, My Decision called for [...]
Patients can mistakenly believe assisted dying is available in the UK, causing additional mental suffering, warns former nurse.
A former nurse has opened up about how cruel it feels to refuse patients, who do not want to endure weeks of suffering, the option of a legal assisted death. In 2009, the Royal College of Nursing voted to adopt a neutral stance on assisted dying reform, and called for a public inquiry to help [...]
Credit: National Assembly for Wales, https://bit.ly/3dAw1th My Death, My Decision has responded to a consultation on the future of justice in Wales by calling for assisted dying to be devolved - in order to unify Wales’ end-of-life care under one administration. My Death, My Decision hopes that this consultation will ignite the Welsh [...]