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We are invited to listen to the clip and decide whether we agree or disagree with the opposing views put forward. A Christian doctor working in palliative care explains her reservations about legalising assisted dying. An MP and former doctor explain their reasons for supporting the legalisation.
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Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as a starter in a lesson on arguments for and against euthanasia. Use this clip to get arguments for and against from the perspective of doctors. Give the students an article from the BBC news website about the law on euthanasia. Split the class into five groups and then divide the groups into pairs. Get one group to consider arguments for and against euthanasia from the perspective of the patients. Get one group to consider arguments for and against euthanasia from the perspective of the patients' families. Get one group to consider arguments for and against euthanasia from the perspective of judges. Get one group to consider arguments for and against euthanasia from the perspective of politicians. Get one group to consider arguments for and against euthanasia from the perspective of the general public. Get the students to feed back and complete a table of arguments for and against euthanasia from each perspective.