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  • 8th March - Eastern Daily Press - Norwich woman’s bid to change the law on assisted suicide

     Jo Cartwright, co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? - photo © www.edp24.co.uk

    Jo Cartwright, co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? told the Eastern Daily Press that 'The book aims to raise awareness about the subject of assisted dying, and comprises a collection of stories from individuals who have experienced assisted dying or suicide through their loved ones, as well as debating the legal and theoretical arguments surrounding the Assisted Dying Bill'.

    Eastern Daily Press article


  • 5th March - ITV This Morning - 'I helped my son to die'

     Heather Pratten on ITV This Morning - photo © www.itv.com

    Heather Pratten appeared on This Morning (ITV) to tell Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about the devasting effect Huntington's disease had on her family. She explains why her son Nigel decided to end his life and how he went about it. Their story appears in chapter five of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?

    This Morning


  • 4th March - Derby Telegraph - Lizzie Love of Ashbourne shares moving story to explain why husband took his own life

     Lizzie Love in Ashbourne, Derbyshire - photo © www.derbytelegraph.co.uk

    Lizzie Love's husband Neil, an ex-policeman, ended his life at their home in Taddington, Derbyshire, when he feared the cyst growing in his brain would make his life unbearable. Lizzie told their very moving story in Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? She talked to the Derby Telegraph about his life and death and about the book.

    Derby Telegraph article


  • 25th February - Southend Echo - How I helped my son to die

     Heather Pratten holding a copy of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? - photo © www.echo-news.co.uk

    Heather Pratten, from Rayleigh, helped her son Nigel Goodman to die and their story appears in chapter five of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? Nigel, who suffered from Huntington’s disease, decided to end his life at home in 2000. Heather told the story of his death to the Southend Echo.

    Southend Echo article


  • 20th February - Bucks Examiner - Amersham author explores the controversial question of assisted death

     Lesley Close holding copy of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? - photo © www.getbucks.co.uk

    Amersham author Lesley Close's book, Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? was published on the 12th February and includes a case study of her experience. Lesley's brother, John, suffered from motor neurone disease and travelled to Dignitas in Switzerland to end his life. The book is co-edited by Jo Cartwright, campaigns and press manager for Dignity in Dying, a UK organisation which works to change the law to allow the choice of assisted death for terminally ill, mentally competent adults.

    GetBucks article


  • 20th February - RSA Events - Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?

     Professor Ray Tallis, Chair of Healthcare Professionals 
                              for Assisted Dying; Lesley Close, co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?; Dr Kevin Yuill, senior lecturer, 
                              Faculty of Education & History, University of 
                              Sunderland

    The RSA gathered a panel of practitioners and commentators together to address one of the most challenging questions of our times - Should there be a change in the law to permit physicians and others to assist death in terminally ill, mentally competent people who have expressed a settled wish to die?

    Speakers: Professor Raymond Tallis, philosopher, physician and Chair of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying; Dr Kevin Yuill, senior lecturer, Faculty of Education & History, University of Sunderland and author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization; Lesley Close, co-editor of Assisted Dying – Who Makes the Final Decision? The Case for Greater Choice at the End of Life

    bit.ly/1oW7y36

  • 16th February - The Big Questions, BBC1

     Sir Graeme Catto, Chairman of Dignity in Dying, and Lesley Close, co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?

    The Big Questions was broadcast live from Leith Academy in Edinburgh. Nicky Campbell asked: Should assisted dying be legal? Sir Graeme Catto, Chairman of Dignity in Dying, and Lesley Close, co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? discussed the need for a change in the law.



  • 12th February - Humanist Life

    Lesley Close, co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? believes everyone 'should assert the need for individual choice in decisions about their death'.

    http://humanistlife.org.uk/2014/02/12/assisted-dying-who-makes-the-final-decision/



  • 11th February - Huffpost Impact

    Jo Cartwright, Press and Campaigns Manager for Dignity in Dying and co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? explains why she supports a change in the law.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-cartwright/assisted-dying-decision_b_4765528.html


  • 12th January - Al Jazeera

    Jo Cartwright, co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision? defines Dignity in Dying's position regarding assisted dying.

    Jo Cartwright, Press and Campaigns Manager for Dignity in Dying and co-editor of Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?

    http://aje.me/1bcALkx



 




 
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