What do you say to studies showing that patients who are depressed are more likely to ask for assisted dying?

Sat, 22 Aug, 2015

That confuses cause and effect. It’s understandable that people with a terminal illness would be depressed at times; but that is not the same as a clinical depression. In the Bill, if a doctor has doubts about their patient’s mental capacity, the patient will be referred to a mental health professional who will determine the patient’s competence to make an informed End of Life decision.

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