DAS welcomes the progress in palliative care that has been made across Scotland to manage end-of-life symptoms. We support measures to increase the availability of such services.
However, we recognise that a small number of patients do not obtain adequate relief for their distress. We support controlled, well-regulated assisted suicide for this group to allow them to choose to end their lives peacefully.
The Bill will allow people with terminal or life-shortening illnesses to obtain assistance in committing suicide.
Doctors Group formed to support Assisted Suicide in Scotland A new group of practicing and retired doctors from across Scotland has been formed today to support the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament.
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