Writing in The Times, Chair of the APPG for Dying Well, Danny Kruger MP, says assisted suicide is not the solution to suffering at the end of life.
While assisted suicide is portrayed by its advocates as a peaceful, painless way to die, in jurisdictions were assisted suicide is legal clinicians are prescribing untested drug combinations which can cause distressing adverse affects. International evidence also reveals that over one-half of patients who receive lethal drugs in Oregon feel like a burden on their family and friends.
Kruger writes, “Here, surely, is the great campaign we need. Rather than licensing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to people at the most vulnerable stage of their lives, our focus should be on ensuring that every dying person has the best possible care at the end.”
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