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Palliative care specialists say doctors must be 'trained appropriately' before they adopt the Liverpool Care Pathway (Photo: PA)

There is too much evidence that the LCP is being used by some doctors as euthanasia by the back door, and that they are wilfully failing to consult: the Health Secretary will be ignored

A volunteer tends to a patient in Pennsylvania (Photo: PA)

It was a significant contrast to the sad, hasty and solitary deaths so many people are subjected to, not least on the Liverpool Care Pathway

Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York, blesses a patient at a hospice in his diocese (CNS photo)

We need a new crusade to fight this secular response and treat vulnerable people with dignity

Think tank warns MPs of dangers of US suicide law

Legal assisted suicide has lead to “doctor-shopping” in Oregon, a study for the new think-tank Living and Dying Well has claimed