Conference: The ethics of assisted suicide

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

Background and aims

The current debate on assisted suicide too often generates more heat than light. This meeting will give an opportunity for those concerned to consider the issues and to listen to one another in a safe and reflective environment.

We believe a high level meeting can make a genuine contribution to the current debate. The meeting will allow senior figures on all sides of the debate to give their view in a way that will enable reasoned consideration of the complex issues and conflicts involved. The meeting will be strongly chaired but will allow interaction in a structured way without being hijacked by any one point of view.

Who should come?

The meeting will be open both to doctors and to the lay public. Any who wish to learn about the complexities of the issue, to listen to the views of others and to debate with others within an environment of mutual respect will be welcome. The meeting will be of particular interest to all doctors dealing with those who are dying, and to ethicists.

The programme and registration details are available from the RSM website.

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