The Handbook's been out there well before Choosing to Die
came out - it's nothing to do with the Swiss firm Dignatas featured in the documentary. It's actually obtainable through an Australian website which is spearheaded by an academic who is very vocal on euthanasia all over the world and have published the handbook to give 'reliable and practical' information on how to end your life medically and legally in a 'safe' manner. The site also gives information on legislation in various countries and advice on institutional procedures where euthanasia is not against the law. The idea is so someone can end their life without unnecessary personal suffering or accidently implicating others in their actions that could lead to their being put on trial for not preventing an 'unnecessary' death.
Nothing to do with Terry's documentary or the route taken by the 2 men, Andrew Colgan and Peter Smedley who were filmed before they went to Switzerland and, in Peter's case, during his final hours.
Aside from seeing the documentary and suffering from the same illness (motor neurone disease) as Peter Smedley, this chap took another path towards achieving his own death. Why the Mail then chooses to attach a vid of the 1st 15 mins of Choosing To Die
says more about the paucity of their research skills and journalistic values than valid comment on the questions that the inquest was focussing on, namely whether anyone other than Thomas Hobkinson himself had caused his death. He went into his choices and went through with something he wanted to do - end of. He probably watched the Nine O'Clock News more than once during the same period as well and made a conscious decision not
to go on a suicide bombing mission to achieve the same thing, so how is watching one documentary 3 months before his suicide (about Dignatas arranged procedures, not shopping for potassium cyanide or whatever it was on the internet) got anything much to do with how he went about securing his wishes. It's still about the choice on when to end life and who should be making it.