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Assisted suicide debates are back yet again across the British Isles: it’s time for health professionals’ voices to be heard

Despite the backdrop of COVID-19 and the emphasis on caring for the most vulnerable in society, an old issue is firmly back on the political agenda. Assisted dying (assisted suicide and euthanasia) is being debated in different jurisdictions of the British Isles, with some MSPs […]

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‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban: a review of the issues

You may be aware of current controversies around the issue of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. But you may be wondering what it’s all about and whether we need to worry about it as Christians and/or medics. This is a debate that, like so many current issues, […]

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The Impact of Gender Identity ‘Conversion Therapy’

What impact has Gender Identity ‘Conversion Therapy’ (GICT) had on gender diverse people? This is the question at the heart of the recently released 2020 ‘Conversion Therapy’ & Gender Identity Survey. The research is the collective effort of five LGBT+ charities and was conducted to […]

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DIY abortion: one year on

On this day last year, the UK Government, after a bizarre double-u-turn, made the home an approved ‘class of place’ for early medical abortion up to ten weeks. Women could now obtain both mifepristone and misoprostol after just a phone or video consultation with an […]

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The Ethical Care Decision-Making Record – a cautiously optimistic response

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), together with the General Medical Council (GMC), have just released a new resource; the Ethical Care Decision-Making Record (ECDMR), which aims ‘to help clinicians, patients and their families or carers make decisions together about the levels of care that […]

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