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The Final Choice
15 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
The Final Choice Episode 7: International Evidence
Context and comparisons are essential when considering how a law change like this will work. Having a basic hand-hold on international data and getting insight into what equivalent laws are doing will help us predict the future application of the legislation we’re voting on.
12 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
The Final Choice Episode 6: Suffering and Palliative Care
Confronting death… it’s an opportunity in disguise. Understanding more about the natural dying processes, the care services we have operating, and reviewing our experiences with loved ones dying brings relief and power into the conversation around assisted dying.
12 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
The Final Choice Episode 5: Disability and Dependence
What is dignity? In a world of value based on independence and functionalism how do we define and protect dignity? A group that can bring the greatest clarity in this discussion is the disability community. Many live every day in scenarios that others fear… and do it with dignity.
11 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
The Final Choice Episode 4: Autonomy versus Protection
Choice is the centrepiece of advocates for this law change. So it’s essential we consider how choice and autonomy work in good law-making practice, and how they are weighed with protection of citizens.
17 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
The Final Choice Episode 3: A Medical Minefield
The profession that will be most impacted by this law is medicine. Doctors will be tasked with the job of outworking the assisted dying process. How do they approach this law? What do they think? And how would this impact their jobs?
15 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
The Final Choice Episode 2: Historical Significance
“Do you support the End of Life Choice Act coming into force?” - it seems like a pretty simple question… but ethicists across the world, including one with nine doctorates, Professor Margaret Somerville, say this vote will fundamentally and historically change the medical ethical landscape. Find out why.
17 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
The Final Choice Episode 1: Dipped in Polar Perspectives
Dunk yourself in opposite ends of the spectrum to get a basic understanding of key issues surrounding assisted dying, with campaigners that have been fighting for and against a law change like the one we now see. Their perspectives introduce us to the complexity of the question we are being asked in our binding referendum at the upcoming election.
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