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cmf file 22 (2003) - euthanasia ()

The word 'euthanasia' comes from the Greek roots eu (well) and thanatos (death), but currently means much more than 'good-death'. Euthanasia has been usefully defined as 'the intentional killing, by act or omission, of a person whose life is felt not to be worth living'.[1] This is the definition that...

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CMF welcomes poll showing most doctors opposed to euthanasia (17/05/2003)

CMF has welcomed the results of a major survey showing that three out of four doctors (76%) would refuse to perform euthanasia if it was legalised and 61% were opposed...
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CMF General Secretary urges members to oppose euthanasia bill (16/05/2003)

Dear CMF Member, Re: New Euthanasia Bill Would you write a letter to one or more members of the House of Lords in order to persuade them to oppose...
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CMF condemns assisted suicide (20/01/2003)

CMF Director Peter Saunders commented: 'Mr Crew's is a tragic and uncommon case. Very few people - even with motor-neurone disease - want assisted suicide, and only 6% of hospice...
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The Edge of Life - Dying, Death and Euthanasia (nucleus - spring 2003)

'How depressing', you may be thinking, 'to spend my free time reading a book about death!' Please reserve judgement for a moment while I give you a glimpse into this remarkable book. Ling states that 'all Christians should aim for a good life and a good death'. It seems to...

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cmf file 19 (2002) - advanced directives ()

You are suffering from dementia and are in a nursing home. Unable to recognise your family, speak or swallow, you are fed through a tube down your nose. You have repeated chest infections and doctors keep giving you antibiotics. You would not have wanted to live like this, but the...

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CMF and LCF response to the Lord Chancellors Department on the Consultation Paper 'Making Decisions: Helping People who have Difficulty Deciding for Themselves' (09/07/2002)

Introduction Both the Christian Medical Fellowship ('CMF') and the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship ('LCF') are interdenominational. The CMF is the largest British Association of Christian Doctors and students with over 4,500...
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Hemlock in Strasbourg (triple helix - summer 2002)

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is less malleable and less of a euthanasist's charter than many commentators feared. That is the effect of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Pretty v United Kingdom (www.worldlii.org/eu/cases). The facts Diane Pretty suffered from Motor Neurone Disease (Triple Helix...

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Diane Pretty - statement from CMF on the European Court decision (03/05/2002)

CMF has welcomed the European Court decision in the Diane Pretty case, which is to uphold the present law prohibiting assisted suicide and euthanasia. CMF General Secretary Peter Saunders...
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Letters (nucleus - summer 2002)

Editor, My flatmate is a medical student who receives your journal, which I occasionally read. However, I was disturbed by your editorial about the Dianne Pretty case. I am personally appalled that this woman is being denied the right to end her own life. We are told we are free to...

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