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.
Assisted Suicide legislation could increase quality of Palliative Care, say Doctors The proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament could lead to an increase in the provision and quality of Palliative Care, according to an expert group of Doctors.
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