RCN to give nurses guidance on discussing assisted dying with patients

Title: RCN to give nurses guidance on discussing assisted dying with patients

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

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