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Assisted suicide on doctors' agenda; BREAKING HEALTH NEWS.

THE controversial subject of assisted suicide will be discussed at the 20th Rural Doctors Conference in Mid Wales this year.

Dr Paddy Glackin, a London GP and former deputy chair of the British Medical Association's ethics committee, will address the topic on the second day of the conference.

Dr Simon Nightingale, a consultant neurologist at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals, and a member of the Shropshire Humanist Group, will also speak about assisted suicide.

Dr Glackin said: "I think the time has come where we should discuss the circumstances in which assisting suicide might be acceptable and what safeguards must be in place to protect the vulnerable."

The conference, which starts on September 30, is held in Newtown, Powys.

For more information, contact Ann Whale on 01686 650 800 or e-mail annw@rural-health.ac.uk
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Date:Jul 13, 2009
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