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Assisted dying: Terminally ill man loses High Court case
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It is available in a growing number of countries and jurisdictions — but not the UK, where it remains outlawed. Assisted suicide is about helping someone to take their own life at their request — in other words the final deed is undertaken by the person themselves. Assisted dying can be used to mean both euthanasia, generally voluntary, and assisted suicide; however, some campaign groups use it to refer only to assisted suicide of terminally ill people. Most, but not all, jurisdictions that allow some form of euthanasia or assisted suicide require the involvement of medical professionals.
Dutch euthanasia case: Doctor acted in interest of patient, court rules
A year-old woman who is terminally ill has launched a campaign to overturn Britain's euthanasia laws by compelling her doctors to increase her dose of morphine and let her die. Kelly Taylor lives in constant pain with a congenital heart defect and a spinal disorder. She says she has struggled with her condition all her life and wants release.
A doctor accused of failing to verify consent before performing euthanasia on a dementia patient has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a Dutch court. The year-old patient, who died in , had expressed a wish to be euthanised but also indicated that she wanted to determine the right time. Judges said the doctor acted lawfully as not carrying out the process would have undermined the patient's wish. Delivering the verdict at a court in The Hague on Wednesday, judge Mariette Renckens said that "all requirements of the euthanasia legislation" had been met. Prosecutors argued that the doctor, who has not been named and has since retired, "acted with the best intentions" but broke Dutch euthanasia law by failing to ensure the consent of the woman, who may have changed her mind.