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Briefing on the Mental Capacity Bill (2004)
Prepared by: The Linacre Centre, the Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy, CARE,
the Christian Peoples Alliance, the Guild of Catholic Doctors and the Medical Ethics Alliance. A pdf of this report is available here.
Eight Reasons Not to Legalize Physician Assisted Suicide (2015)
David Albert Jones argues that legalizing physician assisted suicide would not address the needs of the dying but would threaten people with disabilities and those who are suicidal. It would undermine key principles of law, medical ethics and palliative care and would not be controllable. A pdf is available here.
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium - Conference Report (2014)
This conference report was produced by Pauline Gately MA and Prof. David Albert Jones.
Human Dignity, Autonomy and Mentally Incapacitated Persons (1998)
A response to Who Decides? submitted by the Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics at the request of the Roman Catholic Bishops of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Response to "Withdrawing and Withholding Treatment" (1998)
The Linacre Centre's response to a consultation paper from the BMA's Medical Ethics Committee. A pdf of this report is available here.
Submission on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (2003)
A joint submission by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
and the Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill (2004)
Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee
on the
Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill

The Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
Submission to the Select Committee of the House of Lords on Medical Ethics (1993)
Key issues discussed: Euthanasia - the sanctity of life - autonomy - doctors' duties - withdrawal and refusal of treatment - advance directives - proxy decision-making - the role of the courts - 'responsible medical opinion' - legislative proposals - Bland - the hospice movement - advances in palliative care - the Dutch experience.
The BMA Report on Euthanasia and the Case Against Legalization (1994)
A review of the Report by Luke Gormally.* A pdf is available here.