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Tuesday, 26 April 2005 10:39
BNN: British Nursing News Online · www.bnn-online.co.uk
Nurses urge euthanasia law change
Nurses have used the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) annual conference to call for a rethink on euthanasia laws.

Speakers at yesterday’s conference argued in favour of terminally ill patients having the right to decide how and when to end their lives.

They said the RCN’s opposition to allowing terminally ill adults to be assisted in taking their own life was based on the false assumptions that terminal patients do not experience extreme suffering and those family members and health workers do not break the law and help them to die.

But the RCN said it would not be changing its opposition to euthanasia and claimed 70 per cent of nurses were against assisted dying.

Voluntary euthanasia is where someone, with the patients consent, helps to administer lethal medication when the patient is too ill to do so.

Other nurses at the conference said patients should not be helped to die but needed better access to quality care.

Only weeks ago, a House of Lords select committee requested a parliamentary debate on legalising assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

Lord Joffe’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill proposed that the law be changed. The committee was split and time ran out in the last Parliament.

However, Lord Joffe has indicated that he will reintroduce the Bill in the next Parliament.


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