In the run up to our conference Dr Lonny Shavelson spoke on BBC Radio Scotland along with Gordon Macdonald (Care Not Killing) and Rona Tynan (MS patient from Inverness). You can listen in here starting at 2.22.00.
Lonny spoke about the need for change and about how the choice is made by a small number of people and that across the 7 states who have legal medical aid in dying in the US he has yet to come across a situation where someone has made the choice to use this option due to family pressure.
Rona spoke about how she felt it is cruel to not let someone end their life peacefully, and that we need to recognise that there is no one size fits all in end of life care and services need to be geared up to meet individual needs.
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