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Nurses will be given new guidance on assisted suicide

The Royal College of Nursing has launched new guidance for nurses and healthcare assistants on how to respond to requests from patients related to assisted suicide.

The document aims to reinforce that assisting a suicide is illegal and provides practical examples of how to deal with difficult conversations.

Radio 5 live Morning Reports spoke to Tim Curry from the RCN.

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  • 20 Oct 2011