Tag Archives: Assisted Suicide

Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient … Continue reading

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First Recorded UK Case of Assisted Suicide for Dementia (BBC News / JRCPE)

Summary The first case has been reported of a British person electing to end his own life at the Dignitas facility in Zürich (Switzerland) after being diagnosed as having the early stages of dementia. The 83-year-old was assessed to be mentally competent to make the decision. Reactions … Continue reading

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The Commission on Assisted Dying (Demos / BBC News)

Summary The Commission on Assisted Dying was set up in September 2010. This report says the legal status of assisted suicide is inadequate and incoherent currently in England and Wales. It asserts that the legal regime – as it stands … Continue reading

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