In assisted suicide, a doctor helps the patient, who takes an active role in ending their life. For example, the doctor might prescribe a lethal dose of medication, and the patient can decide when and where to take it. Photo: Shutterstock
Hon-lam Li
Opinion

Opinion

Hon-lam Li

Physician-assisted suicide should be allowed in Hong Kong, out of compassion and respect for human dignity

  • It’s time to reopen the debate about assisted suicide for those who are terminally ill and suffering unbearably, in order to respect a patient’s own decision to end their life

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In assisted suicide, a doctor helps the patient, who takes an active role in ending their life. For example, the doctor might prescribe a lethal dose of medication, and the patient can decide when and where to take it. Photo: Shutterstock
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