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So far Phil Cheatle has created 38 blog entries.

Two BMJ Blog posts on assisted dying in Dementia and Psychiatric cases.

Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) writes a moving personal story of his mother who suffers from dementia, arguing the case for assisted suicide for early stage dementia patients - as he and his mother did 10 years before. Colin Brewer, former psychiatrist and current associate coordinator of MDMD, follows this [...]

2016-12-20T15:14:50+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Dementia, Medical Views, Psychiatric Issues|

New Scientist reports on assisted suicide for psychiatric cases

New Scientist 23 July 2016 published an article discussing assisted suicide for psychiatric patients - which is legal in some countries such as the Netherlands and Belgium. The article gives an interesting account of the issues around providing medically assisted suicide to people with only psychiatric problems, such as a Dutch woman in her ‘30s. [...]

2016-10-18T21:51:44+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Belgium, Netherlands, Psychiatric Issues|

Euthanasia 2016

Euthanasia 2016 took place in Amsterdam in May 2016. Slides from the presentations can be found in the following link, including the presentation on 'When is a Life Complete?' by MDMD Coordinator, Phil Cheatle Source: Presentations | Euthanasia 2016

2017-02-06T11:39:25+00:00 June 9th, 2016|MDMD, Netherlands|

Helping my Father Go To DIGNITAS

MDMD supporter Penny Hall's father suffered from dementia. He chose to end his life in Switzerland while he was still sufficiently mentally competent to do so. The story is reported in this Cambridge News article. Why should he have to travel to Switzerland? Why should his family suffer a police investigation for accompanying him? The [...]

2016-10-18T22:23:31+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Dementia, Dignity in Dying, MDMD, Personal Stories, Switzerland|

House of Commons Rejects Assisted Dying Bill

On 11th Sept 2015 MPs rejected an Assisted Dying Bill proposed by Rob Marris MP. The Bill would have permitted assisted suicide for people who requested it if they were suffering from a terminal illness and had a life expectancy of 6 months or less. For more details see the bbc news report. The transcript [...]

2016-10-18T21:48:35+00:00 September 12th, 2015|UK Parliament|