Assisted Dying Debate – Two Points of View
January 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please note: this is a virtual meeting. The link will be emailed to members who advise they wish to attend, and to non-members on receipt of payment.
1) Why the present law is cruel and access to a dignified death is a human right for terminally ill people
How the suffering of a minority of patients is beyond the reach of even the best possible palliative care; the options available under the current law and what reform would look like.
Baroness Meacher, Crossbench Peer; Chair, Dignity in Dying and Vice Chair, APPG on Assisted Dying
2) The unintended consequences of licensing doctors to provide lethal drugs
A review of the evidence from those countries that have legalised physician assisted suicide and euthanasia and an explanation why such actions are not appropriate as part of medical services.
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Crossbench Peer and a Deputy Speaker; Professor of Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University; Director of Living and Dying Well