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Baroness Ilora Finlay

Baroness Ilora Finlay

President, British Medical Association & Member, House of Lords
Baroness Ilora Finlay, a leading palliative care physician, is president of the British Medical Association (2014-15), president of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and is a past president of the Royal Society of Medicine. She has led Palliative Care Strategy Implementation in Wales since 2008, and chaired the Welsh Medical and Dental Academic Advisory Board since 2012. Finlay was a general practitioner in inner city Glasgow before returning to Cardiff to work full-time in care of the terminally ill. She works at the Velindre Cancer Centre, covering SE Wales when clinically on call. Finlay started the Marie Curie Hospice in Wales and since 2008 has responsibility on behalf of Welsh Government for strategic oversight of all hospice and palliative care services in Wales. Since 2001, Finlay has been an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords.

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We are dealing with an issue here which goes to the heart of medicine, namely, whether doctors should be licensed by law to involve themselves in aiding and abetting the suicides of patients.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I will never regret that our law protected her; preventing her from ending her life when she was vulnerable to despair.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A fundamental reappraisal is needed of the concept of safeguards for ‘assisted dying.’

We challenge the underlying assumptions and the methodology chosen by Battin et al in their of PAS risks among vulnerable groups.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Recent proposals for legalisation in the UK do not pass the ‘real world’ test of clinical practice and terminal suffering, and their so-called safeguards are paper-thin.

If the law on intentional killing is altered to allow physician-assisted suicide/euthanasia, every clinician looking after sick patients will inevitably be involved at some time. Would you be willing to administer the lethal injection? If not, don’t expect others to.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Founded in 2010 by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC and Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Living and Dying Well (LDW) researches and analyses the evidence surrounding the end-of-life debate.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969