Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support provides health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer and pushes for better cancer care.
In a letter dated 28 June 2012, Macmillan Cancer Support said:
"Macmillan Cancer Support does not have a policy on euthanasia and assisted suicide. With regard to advance directives or living wills, we have an information page on our website, titled 'Advance decisions'."
As anti-euthanasia groups such as SPUC have pointed out over several decades, "one of the key problems with living wills is their application in circumstances where it would obviously be contrary to best medical practice enacted in the best interests of the patient. It is no surprise that the pro-euthanasia people are very interested in living wills because they see an opportunity to use the denial of treatment - that would be encouraged as the content of a living will - as a form of soft euthanasia."
(Dr Greg Pike, Southern Cross Bioethics Institute, 2008)
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