Euthanasia: the legal issues
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Euthanasia: the legal issues

Chris Chaloner Ethics adviser, Royal College of Nursing, London
Karen Sanders Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University

The legal status of euthanasia is frequently deliberated. It remains unlawful in Britain and advocates for a change in the law are vigorously opposed by those who argue that it should remain unchanged. An objective account, in which current law and arguments for and against change are exposed, is essential to inform the euthanasia debate. In this article the legal issues concerning euthanasia are examined and arguments raised by proposed changes in the law are considered.

Nursing Standard. 21, 36,42-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.


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