Posts by Naomi Richards

Is the voluntary refusal of food and fluid an alternative to assisted dying?

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Dr Naomi Richards, University of Glasgow

Two of the most influential right-to-die campaigners in the UK, Debbie Purdy and Tony Nicklinson, died after voluntarily refusing food and fluid, as well as refusing antibiotics. This sparked my interest in this method of suicide as a natural extension of my research into debates around assisted suicide (Richards 2012; Richards 2014). It was reported in the press that… Continue reading