PCADS Policy Papers

Disability and Assisted Dying Laws [October 2023]

Answers criticisms of assisted dying legalisation related to disability and concludes that assisted dying laws should not be opposed on the basis of the views of people with disabilities, their welfare, respect, or concerns about healthcare provision

Assisted Dying in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand: Lessons for Scotland [October 2023]

Compares and contrasts the proposed McArthur bill in Scotland with recently passed assisted dying legislation in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to identify what Scotland may learn from these other nations’ experiences

Palliative Care and Assisted Dying Laws [June 2024]

Draws upon evidence from jurisdictions where assisted dying has been legalised to demonstrate that assisted dying laws do not have adverse effects on palliative care provision.