Assisted dying – should the UK change its stance?

Daniel Gordon, Claire E Raphael, Vassilios Vassiliou

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Along with an increasing interest in assisted dying by many European and North American countries, some of which have already modified their existing laws to accommodate this, the interest in assisted dying in the UK has increased once again following Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill. Drawing on examples from countries where similar assisted dying laws are already in place, this article analyses and contextualises the proposed bill and discusses its potential pitfalls and benefits for the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Issue number2
Early online date26 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


  • human rights
  • law
  • legal system
  • medical law

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