Dying With Dignity? - ITV Tonight

Euthanasia and assisted dying are hugely controversial issues - Supporters say it gives people the chance to die with dignity; opponents argue it’s open to terrible abuse.

It’s  still illegal in the UK, though several countries, the latest being Austria, have voted to allow it. And now potentially new laws  are under consideration in the House of Lords and the Scottish Parliament, So could we be next to follow?  Journalist Jenni Murray investigates.

Useful links:

  • Whatever you're going through, you can call Samaritans any time, from any phone for free on 116 123.

  • Compassion in Dying provides support to patients and their families in discussing the options, planning and recording of end of life care wishes. Call 0800 999 2434 for more info.

  • To find out more about the end of life options available in the UK, visit NHS.

For bereavement support, visit Mind or call them on 0300 123 3393.