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Physician-assisted suicide: the right to life or the right to death?

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posted on 2023-07-27, 10:19 authored by Maria Alisha Gabriel

End-of-life issues are at the forefront of moral and political debate as medical technology advances and our population ages. Recently, Kathleen Gilderdale was acquitted of charges of assisting the suicide of her 31-year-old daughter, who had suffered from myalgic encephalomyelitis. On January 20, 2010, Frances Inglis was given a life sentence for injecting her brain-damaged son with lethal amounts of heroin in order to perform “an act of mercy”. Arguments surrounding physician-assisted suicide (PAS) are morally complex and have caused great controversy in the United Kingdom (UK).

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The original article is available at http://www.rcsismj.com/ Part of the RCSIsmj collection: https://doi.org/10.25419/rcsi.c.6764532.v1

Published Citation

Gabriel MA. Physician-assisted suicide: the right to life or the right to death? RCSIsmj. 2011;4(1):84-86

Publication Date

2011

Department/Unit

  • Undergraduate Research

Publisher

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Version

  • Published Version (Version of Record)