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  From the Daily Mail, an emollient newspaper for those who like to keep their blood pressure low:  The BBC came under fire today for a new sitcom which makes light of assisted suicide. A new series starring Blake Harrison, of the Inbetweeners, tells the story of three young men
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Socrates drinks the hemlock   A study by the University of Zurich has shown that a quarter of people who accompany someone to commit order cialis from canada assisted suicide suffer serious psychological distress. The results are available in the October issue of the Journal European Psychiatry. More
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  We didn’t cover the Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead celebrations on 1 & 2 November. Perhaps that was an oversight. It’s a colourful and intriguing festival of great interest to Westerners. Those from cultures influenced by Protestantism tend to be a bit tongue-tied in their
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  In the summer edition of the Oldie magazine (strapline: ‘Everybody buys it eventually’), Mavis Nicholson discusses the case for the ‘right to die’. She says: I had a conversation with an even more elderly chap than me, a GP all his working life, who was in very bad shape.
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Spool on to 8 mins 50 secs to hear the testimony of a young man dying of bone cancer. Remarkable. 

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  The Natural Death Handbook, Fifth Edition A thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Natural Death Centre‘s celebrated handbook. Now presented alongside a new collection of essays on death, dying and funeral practices by doctors, historians, authors, poets, theologians and artists including Richard Barnett, David Jay Brown, Dr Sheila Cassidy,
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    “The current law exists to protect those who are sick, elderly, depressed, or disabled from feeling obliged to end their lives. It requires every case to be reviewed by the police and the DPP to determine whether a prosecution is appropriate. The present law protects those who have
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    “All doctors have the knowledge and – usually – the means to end their lives … and quite a few use this privilege, even if it doesn’t appear on their death certificates. Doctors are also more likely to have medical friends and relations prepared to assist if necessary.
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  In a very good article which addresses society’s need to address the consequences of technological advances in medicine, Dr Alex Lickerman says this: The notion that dying is a right seems nonsensical to argue:  death is given to all of us equally without the need of anyone’s sanction.  The right