Exploring the case for assisted dying in the UK
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Exploring the case for assisted dying in the UK

Carol Haigh Professor of nursing, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Psychology and Social Care, Elizabeth Gaskell Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

This article discusses the concepts of euthanasia, assisted suicide and physician-assisted suicide, under the umbrella term of assisted dying, from a pro-assisted dying perspective. It outlines the key principles underpinning the debate around assisted dying and refutes the main arguments put forward by those opposing legalisation of assisted dying in the UK.

Nursing Standard. 26, 18,33-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.01.26.18.33.c8875

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