In Britain as in many countries there is a growing campaign to legalise assisted suicide and to make doctors prescribe on request lethal drugs to terminally ill patients. In the second part of our interview with Sarah Foot, a Christian palliative care doctor, Sarah explains why her colleagues are overwhelmingly opposed to this, the ignorance which lies behind many of the arguments for changing the law, and the implications for palliative care should assisted dying be imposed upon it.
John’s resources page for material on euthanasia and the end of life: https://johnwyatt.com/medical-ethics/euthanasia-end-of-life/
An article he wrote about the Assisted Dying Bill introduced to the UK parliament last year: https://johnwyatt.com/2021/07/08/whats-wrong-with-the-assisted-dying-bill/
Our episode about assisted dying from 2021: https://johnwyatt.com/2021/10/08/assisted-dying-the-meacher-bill-radicals-in-the-lords-canadas-slippery-slope-and-fragile-conscience-protections/
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