Monday, 29 August 2011

British health expert backs legalisation of assisted suicide - Europe, World News - Independent.ie

British health expert backs legalisation of assisted suicide - Europe, World News - Independent.ie
Terminally ill patients who want to commit suicide should be able to receive medical help to die, a British government adviser on care for the elderly has said. Martin Green, a social care expert for the Department of Health, said patients who were too frail to take their own lives were being denied "choice" and "autonomy" because assisted suicide is illegal in the UK.

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