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The Scottish Government is to give dying patients new rights to refuse treatment which merely prolongs their suffering.

 End-of-life policies are a jumble throughout Scotland so that patients’ final wishes are routinely ignored and unwanted, excruciating resuscitation given.

 The new policy will improve the care of the terminally ill and empower patients with rights that medical staff and relatives must not now overrule.

Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “Patients and their families will now have a greater say in how they are cared for towards the end of their lives.”

These new guidelines will help ensure that every patient is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve and are long overdue.

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