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Implications for practice and research
Different levels of advocating for assisted dying between people with dementia and health professionals may mean professionals need more confidence, support and awareness to have these conversations.
Further qualitative research is needed to explore in more detail the views carers and people with dementia have about assisted dying.
There is growing attention on assisted suicide and dementia internationally.1 At the end of life we see people with dementia lose their ability to make their own decisions and maintain control. This is often epitomised by dignity which was once intrinsic and controlled by the individual …