Martin Green: Give patients ‘choice’ over when they die
Terminally ill patients who want to commit suicide should be able to receive medical help to die, a government adviser on care for the elderly has said.
9:45PM BST 28 Aug 2011
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he urged ministers to review the law and suggested that a referendum or a free vote in Parliament should be called to settle policy on the issue.
“If you’re going to give people ‘choice’, it should extend to whether or not they want to die,” he said. “If people have got the capacity to make an informed choice then it is my view that they should be allowed to make the informed choice.”
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