Resources and Links

11/02/2014 12:10 pm

In this section you will find links to websites and recommended further reading on the subject of assisted suicide - from parliament and the law to surveys, articles, background information and the Church's teaching. 

In Parliament
Assisted Dying Bill [HL Bill 6] 2014-2015
Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] 2004-2005 - Report (Volume 1)

Assisted Suicide and the Law
Suicide Act 1961
Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide

In Court
Nicklinson and Lamb v Ministry of Justice: Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Judgment

Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice: High Court Judgment

Our Teaching
Pope Francis sends 'Day for Life' message to UK and Irish Catholics

Cherishing Life 514.16 kB
Cherishing Life (2004) is the Bishops' document that examines our roles and responsibilities as Catholics to live well and uphold our God-given human dignity and that of those around us.

Assisted Suicide and Medicine
When a patient seeks advice or information about assistance to die, General Medical Council
The Economist, International Survey, ‘Quality of Death’, 2010
End-of-life decisions in the UK involving medical practitioners, Professor Clive Seale, Palliative Medicine 2009; 00: 1–7

Overseas Experience
Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act – 2013
Linda Ganzini et al, Prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients requesting physicians’ aid in dying: cross sectional survey
Washington State Department of Health 2013 Death With Dignity Act Report
The Netherlands: Regional Euthanasia Review Committees – Annual Report 2012
Euthanasia in Belgium ten years on

Relevant Websites for Further Information
Anscombe Bioethics Centre
Care Not Killing