Euthanasia

A presentation discussing end-of-life issues, palliative care, the law on euthanasia and real-life cases.

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What We Cover

  • The prolife position on euthanasia
  • Responses to arguments in favour of euthanasia
  • Current UK euthanasia/assisted suicide law
  • Real-life case studies of those affected by euthanasia
  • Risks of legalising euthanasia
  • Attitudes of doctors and medical professionals
  • Viewpoints of those who would be directly affected, such as the sick, the disabled, and the elderly
  • Palliative care and its key objectives

Target Audience

Our Euthanasia presentation is designed for Year 10 up to sixth-form and young adult groups. We can tailor the material depending on the audience.

Possible Formats

We can speak to year groups or to any class size. A typical presentation will last 50-60 minutes (usually a single lesson).

Learning Objectives

Our aim is to enable audience members to:

  • understand the moral and practical issues involved in euthanasia and the current attempts to change the law in the UK
  • gain knowledge of the positive alternatives to assisted suicide
  • be inspired to respect human life because of its inherent worth and dignity

Topic Authority

  • Life Matters® runs one of the largest and most reputable prolife educational programmes in the country.
  • Life’s daughter charity, Zoe’s Place, offers respite and terminal care to children aged 0-5.
  • We are members of the Care Not Killing alliance (established 2006). Care Not Killing is a UK-based alliance of individuals and dozens of organisations – including disability rights organisations, healthcare professionals, and faith groups – campaigning against the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide and promoting better quality of and access to palliative care. We also participated in the campaign against the Marris Bill, which was resoundingly defeated in Parliament.

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