Parliament to look again at issue of “assisted dying” for terminally ill patientsBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7425.1186-c (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1186
- Owen Dyer
Parliament is to re-examine the question of helping terminally ill people to die, 10 years after the possibility of making it legal was rejected by the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics. The House of Lords Liaison Committee has recommended that a new ad hoc select committee be set up to consider changes in public perception of the issue and the experience of other countries.
The Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill was put before the House of Lords as a private member's bill by the cross party peer Lord Joffe in February and was the subject of …