Survey of APM on DoLS

Conclusions Most hospices are using the DoLS legislation only when a patient needs restraint and not when they lose capacity at the end of life – in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health and the Law Society A small number of hospices are being more legalistic. The discussions about the legalisation have…

‘The courts, not doctors, should rule on assisted dying, should we decide to tread this dangerous path’

Professor Rob George, FRCP, President, Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland had a letter published in the Times on 4 June (reproduced here as the Times is subscription only): ‘The courts, not doctors, should rule on assisted dying, should we decide to tread this dangerous path’ “Sir, It is for good reason…