Joffe Bill関連新聞記事:Guardian・Observer(2006)



◆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

○脱出作戦:英国尊厳死協会会長 デボラ・アンネットインタビュー
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 Guardian
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'
H?ne Mulholland:

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

○「生きることに決めて、よかった」 がんを病む父は安楽死法制化反対運動に加勢
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

H?l?ne Mulholland
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

○6.15pm 上院で尊厳死法案阻止
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.

○死ぬ権利について:Q&A (インタビュー者尊厳死協会所属)
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
Leader;The Guardian

「……これはまた、非常に革新的な突破口であって、多くの医療関係者や、信心深い人々を悩ませるであろうことは誰も否定できない。しかし、死に行く人の理にかなった選択が、最も重要視されるべきだ。死の床にある人々は、いのちの尊厳についての講義を聴かされるべ 'abではないし、彼らもまた、半信半疑の彼らへの治療の効力、すなわちまたは二重効果説だまされずにいる権利がある。Joffe卿の法案は成立される価値がある。」
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
The Observer