A guidance from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) introduced recently acknowledges the necessity to support nurses and healthcare assistants when patients confide in them about ending their lives.
Nurses must give a ear to patients when they want to talk, without the fear or guilt that their actions could be misconstrued as helping patients take their own lives.
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The guidance from RCN on assisted suicide is applicable in Wales, Scotland, and England where helping others commit suicide is considered illegal.
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