Author: David Rose
Source: The Times, May 14 2009
In a nutshell: Nurses are to receive detailed guidance for the first time on how to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. Assisted suicide remains illegal in Britain but the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says that many nurses are being asked by desperate patients about travelling abroad, such as to the Swiss clinic Dignitas, to end their lives.
Acknowledgements: NHS Evidence – Supportive and palliative care