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‘Death literacy and support’ urged as assisted dying debate continues

Government should commission research into understanding how to better provide mental health support and guidance for those living with a terminal diagnosis – that is the conclusion of the Health and Social Care Committee following its inquiry into assisted suicide and assisted dying.

Nicola Laver

The Committee also called for a national strategy for ‘death literacy and support’ from the moment a terminal diagnosis is given – but stopped short of recommending changes in the law on assisted dying.