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Jersey Assisted Dying Citizens’ Jury meetings

Jersey Assisted Dying Citizens' Jury meetings

The table below sets out what the Jury discussed and deliberated in each session.

The 10 jury sessions are grouped into 4 blocks. Speaker presentation slides and written submissions can be accessed using the table below and the presentation recordings can be found on the Government of Jersey YouTube channel. Find out more about the Jersey Assisted Dying Citizen's Jury.

Block 1

​Session
​Focus
​Presentations
​Session 1
Thursday 18 March

​What is assisted dying?

Key background information on assisted dying, including definitions, language and the Jersey context.

​Presentation 1: Hugo Forrester,  Mind Jersey (video presentation) 

Presentation 2: Dr Alexandra Mullock and Professor Suzanne Ost Expert advisos

​Session 2
Saturday 20 March

​Which people may be eligible for assisted dying?

An introduction to eligibility criteria, processes, safeguards and authorisations

Presentation 1: Dr Isra Black

Presentation 2: Professor Rob George

Presentation 3: Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor

​Session 3
Saturday 20 March

​Learning from elsewhere: North America

Cases studies from Canada and Oregon answering the question ‘Which processes, authorisations and safeguards are used in places where assisted dying is permitted?’

​Presentation 1: Professor Jocelyn Downie

Presentation 2: Professor Trudo Lemmens

Presentation 3: Dr Nancy Berlinger

Presentation 4: Robert Preston



Block 2

​Session
​Focus
​Presentations

Session 4
Saturday 10 April

Learning from elsewhere: Europe

Cases studies from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland answering the question 'Which processes, authorisations and safeguards are used in places where assisted dying is permitted?'

Presentation 1: Professor Sigrid Sterckx

Presentation 2: Professor Emily Jackson

Session 5
Saturday 10 April

Different perspectives – Religious and faith-based organisations

Presentation 1: Professor David A Jones

Presentation 2: Rev Drew Waller, Jersey Evangelical Alliance

Presentation 3: Robert Ince

Session 5
Saturday 10 April

Different perspectives – Campaigning groups

Presentation 1: Humanists UK – Andrew Copson  

Presentation 2: Dignity in Dying – Dr Jacky Davis

Presentation 3: End of Life Choices Jersey – Michael Talibard

Presentation 4: Care Not Killing, Dr Gordon Macdonald

Block 3

​Session
​Focus
​Presentations

Session 6
Saturday 24 April

Different Perspectives: Individuals, relatives, loved ones & carers

Presentation 1: Alain du Chemin (video only)

Presentation 2: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (video only)

Presentation 3: Anne Pryke

Presentation 3: Paul Lamb (video only)

Session 7
Saturday 24 April

Different perspectives – Health and care professionals

Presentation 1: Rose Naylor and Dr Patrick Armstrong – Government of Jersey (video only)

Presentation 2: Dr Nigel Minihane (video only)

Presentation 3: Dr Carol Davis

Presentation 4: Professor Sam Ahmedzai (video only)

Presentation 5: Dr John Stewart-Jones (video only)

Block 4

​Session
​Focus
​Presentations
Session 8
Thursday 13 March

​Reflection & responding to the question: “Should assisted dying be permitted in Jersey?”

​Presentation 1: Professor Richard Huxtable (Content oversight team)

Presentation 2: Professor Richard Huxtable (Content oversight team)




​Session 9
Saturday 15 May
Developing clear recommendations
Reviewing and agreeing conclusions (part 1)
​Session 10
Saturday 15 May
​Developing clear recommendations
Reviewing & agreeing conclusions (part 2)

Presentation 1: Dr Alexandra Mullock (expert advisor)



Jury meeting videos

All assisted dying jury meeting videos:

Recorded presentations hosted on the Government of Jersey YouTube channel

 


Speaker selection criteria

When selecting the range of speakers across the 10 Jury sessions, the project team and content oversight team considered the following criteria:

  • overall balance and diversity of views / experience / backgrounds across all selected speakers
  • experience (lived or professional)
  • profile and / or professional expertise of speaker
  • location: inclusion of local and international voices, including jurisdictions where assisted dying is currently permitted
  • openness: being open to responding to a brief and engaging with participant questions
  • presentation skills: ability to present their view/argument clearly and concisely to the Jury

Speakers were asked to provide context to the Jury, explain whether they were speaking in a professional capacity, giving personal views or representing groups or cohorts of people (for example, faith groups, campaign groups etc)

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