Public back new right to die law; HEALTH.There is overwhelming public support for a law allowing medically assisted dying for the terminally ill Terminally Ill
When a person is not expected to live more than 12 months.
Any gifts given out by the afflicted person at this time may be considered as a dispersion of the estate rather than a gift. , a survey published yesterday showed.
More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of those questioned agreed or strongly agreed that terminally ill people should be allowed medical help to die.
The poll, conducted by YouGov, found that 56 per cent of people felt that those with non-terminal but incurable illness should also be allowed medical assistance to die upon request.
Sarah Wootton, chief executive of Dignity In Dying Dignity in Dying is a non-governmental organization in England and Wales. It is the leading campaign organisation promoting patient choice at the end of life.
Dignity in Dying is independent of any political, religious or other organisation. , which campaigns for greater patient choice at the end of life, said: "This survey shows the majority of the public recognises the right to die as a fundamental choice at the end of life.
"It is common sense that people who are terminally ill, mentally competent and suffering unbearably should be allowed the option of medically assisted dying. There are instances where palliative care palliative care (paˑ·lē·ā·tiv kerˑ),
n an approach to health care that is concerned primarily with attending to physical and emotional comfort rather , regardless of high standards, is not enough to alleviate the constant suffering and loss of dignity that some terminally ill people endure."