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assisted dying

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(Medicine) the suicide of a person afflicted by an incurable disease, using a lethal dose of drugs provided by a physician for this purpose
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The fact that she founded Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying - an organisation that now has over 400 members - was an active patron of Dignity in Dying and continued to work tirelessly on other projects close to her heart, all at the late stages of terminal cancer, is a testament to her strength and tenacity.
A: The Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill, sponsored by crossbench peer Lord Joffe, would allow adults to receive medical assistance to end their own lives after considered and persistent requests.
Lord Joffe said: ``We see assisted dying laws working well in other countries, while people who are suffering unbearably in the UK are denied choice at the end of life.
SIR - Congratulations to the Welsh Assembly Members who opposed assisted suicide, euphemistically called Assisted Dying.
DIGNITY in Dying commends ITV and Coronation Street for its sensible and sensitive handling of assisted dying.
Sir Terence English, who performed the UK's first heart transplant, has offered his support to an influential steering committee that backs assisted dying.
This includes friends and relatives accompanying that person to a jurisdiction such as Switzerland where assisted dying is legal.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has warned that "short-term economics" risked harming patient care and could even encourage assisted dying.
A reporting mechanism whereby every case of assisted dying is reported to a monitoring commission.
ASSISTED dying is illegal in the UK, but a change in the law that will allow terminally ill people to be helped to end their lives is being considered by the House of Lords and was recently debated in the Senedd.
This has opened-up the slumbering debate on assisted dying.
Her decision has re-ignited the debate over assisted dying and euthanasia.
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