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Dr Julia on BBC Radio West Midlands this morning

I was back on the radio this morning on the subject of Euthanasia. Diane Ruth Whittle’s death at Dignitas in Switzerland was discussed.

I really do think that we in the UK Medical World need to work out how to encorporate supporting people who are so terribly ill that they want to end it all. There is too much room for missing the complex assessments that are required in this subject; if we abdicate our responsibility to Dignitas in Switzerland.

Dont get me wrong, I am not advocating Carte Blanche Euthanasia, rather that we stop sweeping the subject under the carpet and do the right thing for those people who are in a severely terminal condition or where life is unbearable. But how would we define the criteria for this?

This is such a complex subject and anyone who knows me will be aware that I am pro life! Look at Steven Thorpe’s amazing fight back to life…..

What do you think?