◆Tuesday January 10, 2006
MPs campaign for 'a better death'
H?ne Mulholland and agencies：The Guardian
NHS resources should be restructured to give everybody the opportunity of a dignified death, a new cross-party parliamentary group said today.
◆Thursday January 19, 2006
Moving to a more open system
Leader：The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk
…These religious opponents have every right to believe in their strict i
of the sanctity of life, but no right to impose their belief on others. There is no doubting what society wants. Over 80% in a succession of polls have supported the principles of the bill. It is time parliament ended a medical practice which requires too many terminally-ill patients to inch towards death through a torture chamber.
◆Wednesday January 25, 2006
Exit strategy ：Interview: Deborah Annetts ：
Alison Benjamin：Q&A: euthanasia
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk
She is the brains behind the bill to legalise doctor-assisted death in England and Wales, insisting that the most vulnerable people will be better protected. Alison Benjamin talks to the chief executive of Dignity in Dying
◆Thursday January 26, 2006
Letters ：Care for the dying must be the first priority
The facts given in your leader (Euthanasia: Moving to a more open system, January 19) make fascinating reading but must be properly understood.
◆Tuesday March 7, 2006 ：7.45pm
Two-thirds of GPs 'may be shortening patients' lives'
Almost two-thirds of doctors believe colleagues are intentionally administering pain relief knowing it may hasten patients' death, according to a survey published today.
◆Sunday May 7, 2006
（哲学/倫理学者 Mary Warnock）
Lord Joffe's bill to permit assisted dying for the terminally ill is not a 'slippery slope'. It is a compassionate solution for those who wish it
Mary Warnock：The Observer
Mary Warnockについて→ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Warnock
Cancer dad joins fight against euthanasia bill saying: 'I'm glad that I decided to live'
Gaby Hinsliff, political editor ：The Observer
Doctors have launched a new battle against euthanasia ahead of a crucial vote in parliament, arguing that seriously ill patients who beg to end their lives often go on to change their minds. Peers will vote on Friday on a private member's bill that would allow a terminally ill adult to ask a doctor to help them die, so long as they were judged to be suffering unbearably.
Doctors opposed to what is termed physician-assisted suicide argue it would lead to pressure on vulnerable people not to be a burden to their carers, and they are rallying patients who have suffered serious degenerative illness in support of their argument.
◆Tuesday May 9, 2006
Physicians oppose assisted dying bill
Almost three-quarters of physicians are opposed to helping patients to die, according to a survey published today.
The findings by the Royal College of Physicians revealed members' widespread opposition to the assisted dying bill ahead of its second reading in the Lords this Friday.
The bill - introduced by the former human rights lawyer Lord Joel Joffe last autumn - outlines measures allowing doctors to give terminally ill patients wanting to end their lives a fatal dose to self-administer.
Stop trying to kill us off The legalisation of premature death as a treatment option is a threat to disabled people
Jane Campbell：The Guardian
Assisted dying is not a simple question of increasing choice for those of us who live our lives close to death. It raises deep concerns about how we are viewed by society and by ourselves. I have a severe form of spinal muscular atrophy, and require 24-hour assistance. Many people who do not know me believe I would be "better off dead". Even more argue: "I couldn't live like that." And some suggest that advances in genetic screening should be used to enable parents to choose whether to have a child with disabilities.
◆Wednesday May 10, 2006
Doctors reject assisted death bill
Sarah Hall, health correspondent：The Guardian
? No need for change, Royal College of Physicians says
? Poll reflects shift from neutrality to opposition
The Royal College of Physicians yesterday came out against a proposed law that would allow them to help the terminally ill to die, after a big majority of members consulted said there was no need for a change in legislation.
The RCP also released details of a consultation exercise it conducted among more than 5,000 of its 16,000 members.
Asked whether they agreed that, with improvements in palliative care, a change in legislation was unnecessary, 73.2% said yes, with 26% disagreeing. Over 95% of palliative care experts said there was no need for a change in the law.
To counter charges of bias, doctors were then asked a second question, set by Lord Joffe
: "Do you believe that a change in legislation is necessary for the small number of terminally ill patients for whom palliative care does not meet their needs?"
Of the 2,144 responses received, the percentage opposing a change to the law
remained virtually identical, at 71.3% against 28.1% backing change.
◆Friday May 12, 2006
Lords block right to die bill
H?l?ne Mulholland and agencies
The Lords tonight blocked a bid to allow terminally ill patients the right to end their lives, despite widespread public support for a change in the law.
Q&A: the right to die
Sara Gaines and H?l?ne Mulholland explain the background to the right to die debate and compare Britain's legal stance with other countries
Interview: Deborah Annetts, Dignity in Dying
Cardinals, bishops and doctors must not deny us our last rights
Polly Toynbee；The Guardian
Today, religious voices in the House of Lords will try to stifle debate on a basic human choice - to die with dignity
Searching for dignity
No one denies it is also a radical break with the past and that this is an issue which troubles many health professionals and people of faith. But the rational choice of a dying person should be paramount. The terminally ill should not receive lectures about the sanctity of life and they also have the right not to be deceived about the often dubious efficacy of their treatment, or its so-called double effect. Lord Joffe's bill deserves to succeed.
◆Saturday May 13, 2006
Will Woodward, chief political correspondent
The Guardian ；特集
Lords vote to block assisted suicide bill for terminally ill
? Two-to-one majority delays second reading
? Sponsor promises to reintroduce measure
"As a caring society we cannot sit back and complacently accept that terminally ill patients suffering unbearably should just continue to suffer for the good of society as a whole,"
Lord Joffe told the Lords.
◆Sunday May 14, 2006
Letters :The big issue: assisted dying