When someone asks for your assistance to die
RCN guidance on responding to a request to hasten death
This updated guidance was developed to support nurses, HCAs, and other health professionals in adult practice who may be asked by patients, or their families or carers, to become involved in assisting suicide. It covers the law on assisted suicide in the UK, as well as the law on advance decisions.
Please note that this publication is under review (November 2021).
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