What do different end-of-life conversations look like?
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California now allows terminally ill people to end their lives. In the 2,800-year-old Jain tradition, individuals can choose to fast unto death, when it makes no sense to prolong suffering.
Campaigners stand outside the US Supreme Court in 2005.
Where and how you have the right to legally end your life.
There doesn’t need to be a choice between palliative care or assisted dying.
The assisted dying debate usually focuses on the moment of death - not those leading up to it.
Historical evidence of suicide rates varying with the philosophy of the times urges caution about adopting an unqualified libertarian stance that privileges autonomy above all else.
Seven Australians will die today as a result of suicide, the leading cause of death in young Australian men. So the media interest surrounding one in particular, that of 45-year-old Nigel Brayley’s suicide…