RCN NOW NEUTRAL ON ASSISTED SUICIDE
The bombardment with pro-suicide propaganda and the suspicious visit of Dr Death and his jolly suicide kits indicates that some in the government want assisted suicide legalised.
Once assisted suicide is legalised then the next step is to work for is forced suicide.
We along with the USA are casually and blindly walking into a Hitler-T4 agenda, to save money because the banks fucked us all good and proper and our -1000% trustworthy and very creepy leaders bailed out the banks instead of telling them to F off!
Royal College of Nursing drops opposition to assisted suicide
The Royal College of Nursing has become the only major medical insistutions to withdraw its opposition to assisted dying to neutral meaning it will neither support nor oppose a change in the law.
by Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Published: 4:45PM BST 24 Jul 2009
The College, which represents 400,000 members, has now adopted a neutral stance after a three month consultation.
The deaths of Sir Edward Downes and his wife Lady Downes at Dignitas clinic in Switzerland reignited the debate over the so-called right-to-die.
The case was particularly controversial as although Lady Downes, 74, was suffering from terminal illness, Sir Edward was not, 85.
Earlier this month an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill proposed by Lord Falconer to allow people to help a terminally ill person travel abroad to a country where assisted suicide is legal was defeated by the House of Lords.
Currently aiding and abetting suicide is a crime punishable by up to 14 years' imprisonment.
At least 115 people from the UK have travelled abroad to die since 2002 with the rate increasing every year, figures show.
The Royal College of Nursing is the largest of the medical institutions so far to have adopted a neutral position.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists,The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh are also all neutral on the matter.
The British Medical Association dropped its opposition to assisted suicide after a debate at its annual representatives meeting in 2005 but switched back the following year after a backlash.
The RCN consultation reached 175,000 of its members and of the 1,200 responses, although the majority supported assisted suicide the margin was very narrow so after discussion the Council switched to a neutral position.
Nine per cent of respondents were neutral, 40 per cent opposed assisted suicide and 49 per cent supported it, with one per cent not recording a position.
Dr Peter Carter, RCN chief executive, said: “Assisted suicide is a complicated issue and this was reflected in the range and variety of responses that we received to our consultation.
"The split in responses shows that there is no overwhelming support among nurses for either opposing or supporting a change in the law on assisted suicide. We fully support the common themes that came through the consultation, namely maintaining the nurse-patient relationship, protecting vulnerable patients and making sure there is adequate investment in end of life care."