College declines to take part in assisted suicide consultation

November 2009
Nursing Standard;11/4/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p6
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The author reports that the British Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has decided not to make any representation on the Director of Public Prosecution's (DPP) consultation on assisted suicide. RCN General Secretary Peter Carter said a response might indicate that the RCN supports assisted suicide. At issue is whether people should be prosecuted for assisting a loved one to commit suicide overseas.


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