Assisted Suicide vote in Scotland

The date for the first Assisted Suicide vote in the Scotland has been set for 27 May. This has been announced in the middle of Dying Matters Awareness Week. This is an historic event and we hope you will engage in this incredibly important decision by sharing your views with your MSP. This message has […]

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Traditions + beliefs

Traditions and beliefs around death change with the fashion. The Victorians photographed the dead, then that practice went out of fashion. Christians used to think suicide was honourable then changed their mind. How we die depends very much on our culture and society.

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Suicide

Suicide is on the increase. For every 1% increase in unemployment there’s a 1% increase in suicide. The official approach within the caring professions is to respect the individual’s right to choose and many more social workers and medical staff are trained to support people who are suicidal.

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