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Distinguished Doctors and Philosophers urge BMA members to support assisted dying

Credit: https://ab.co/2Tfnjrm A diverse range of thirty doctors, philosophers, academics, and campaigners have signed an open letter, which appeared in the Guardian today, urging members of the British Medical Association to support assisted dying in the ongoing survey. The joint letter was organised by the UK Assisted Dying Coalition, of which My Death, [...]

2020-02-25T13:57:20+00:00February 25th, 2020|MDMD, Medical Views|

Dark money anti-assisted dying ad taken down from Facebook

A Facebook advertisement by the anti-assisted dying organisation Our duty of care UK has been taken down for failing to disclose who paid for it.  The advert, which encouraged doctors to vote against changing the British Medical Association’s stance on assisted dying, was seen by more than 3,000 people before it was removed by Facebook.  [...]

2020-02-11T13:19:12+00:00February 11th, 2020|Medical Views, Political|

MDMD urges BMA to vote in favour of compassion and empathy

My Death, My Decision has called on the British Medical Association (BMA) members to consider compassion and empathy by voting in favour of assisting dying in the association’s consultation which closes on 27 February.  Last year, the BMA announced it would survey its members after a motion was passed at its annual policymaking meeting to [...]

2020-02-06T11:41:34+00:00February 6th, 2020|MDMD, Medical Views|

UK’s largest medical body launches assisted dying survey

The UK’s largest medical body, the Royal College of General Practitioners, has launched a consultation on whether to change its policy on assisted dying, which it currently opposes.  Over 50,000 GPs will now have until 13 December 2019 to respond to the consultation, which is being organised by the independent pollsters ComRes, on whether the [...]

2019-11-12T09:49:22+00:00November 8th, 2019|Medical Views|

BMA to poll members on assisted dying

MDMD is greatly encouraged in its campaign by the news that both the BMA and RCGP are to consult their members on their view of assisted dying. Precise details are yet to be announced and we will follow these developments closely. Earlier this year the RCP poll resulted in a move from opposed to neutral, [...]

2019-07-02T16:28:20+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Medical Views|

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|

American Family Physicians Association (AAFP) changes position on medical aid in dying

In October 2018 it is reported that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) by adopting a position of “engaged neutrality” on assisted suicide and euthanasia. At its Congress of Delegates in New Orleans the AAFP, the second largest component society of the AMA with more than [...]

2018-12-21T10:02:41+00:00December 21st, 2018|Medical Views, USA|