Category Archives: Suzanne Ost

Lancaster University Law School Professor in the News

Professor Suzanne Ost writes in The Guardian about John Grisham’s comments about child abuse images.

Suzanne Ost’s other blog posts include ‘Now you see them now you don’t? The battle to block online child sexual abuse images‘ with Siobhan Weare (@SiobhanWeare), and ‘A right to die or a step too far? Assisted dying and being ‘tired of life’

Suzanne Ost (@SuzanneOst3737is Professor of Law in the Law School at Lancaster. She researches in the areas of medical law and ethics and child sexual exploitation. She is the co-author of Medicine and Bioethics in the Theatre of the Criminal Process and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Law Review.

You can find out more about Suzanne’s research at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/law/profiles/suzanne-ost

 

 

A right to die or a step too far? Assisted dying and being ‘tired of life’

Prof Suzanne Ost

This blogs considers the case of Anne, recently reported to have received an assisted death at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland because she was tired of life and the digital age. I reflect on the implications of this case and the question of whether it can be legitimate to permit assisted dying on the basis of such existential suffering.

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