Informed consent is impossible at the end of life, said a British palliative care physician last week at a conference on Heybeliada – could he be right?
The finishing touches are being made to the Naomi House, which will mean more space and more facilities for children with terminal illnesses and their families.
As yet only a handful of European countries, Colombia and five American states allow some form of doctor-assisted dying. But draft bills, ballot initiatives and court cases are progressing in 20 more states and several other countries.
In June the Economist and Ipsos MORI polled attitudes towards doctor-assisted dying in 15 countries. We found that majorities thought doctor-assisted dying should be legal for adults in 13 of the 15 countries polled.
Dignity in Dying responds to Lord Farmer’s article on assisted dying, saying the current law forces terminally ill people to end their lives in a manner not of their choosing.
South Yorkshire Times
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in South Yorkshire hopes solar panels will save £200,000 in electricity bills – and help meet its £3 million-a-year running costs.
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