Assisted suicide: a right to professionally-aided death?


The article examines the recent decision in the case of Re AM (2012), in which a man in a locked in state seeks assistance in dying. The preliminary hearing in this case decided in January 2012 concerns whether AM's lawyers can provide professional assistance in relation to providing information about assisted suicide. The article explores the issue of professional assistance in the suicide process; something which is particularly controversial following the recent guidelines (The Crown Prosecution Service, 2010) on prosecution in the case of assisted suicide.

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@article{Mchale2012AssistedSA, title={Assisted suicide: a right to professionally-aided death?}, author={Jean V Mchale}, journal={British journal of nursing}, year={2012}, volume={21 4}, pages={250-1} }