The Economist to campaign on Belgian model of euthanasia
A new editor takes a familiar line.
Where is Belgian euthanasia headed, asks The New Yorker
A country where more and more people are asking to be killed.
Baby born from ovary frozen in mother’s childhood
A Belgian woman has given birth using transplanted ovarian tissue that she had removed when she was a child.
Belgian euthanasia under fire again
Belgians should be alarmed by the deliberate shortening of lives of some patients without their explicit voluntary request.
Palliative care and PAD—The Benelux experience
A group of researchers have produced an empirical study of the effect of physician assisted death on palliative care.
PBS investigates Belgian euthanasia
This PBS video gives an insight into the issues and personalities behind Belgium’s euthanasia regime.
Euthanasia of convicted Belgian murderer cancelled
The Belgian justice minister has refused to allow convicted rapist Frank Van den Bleeken to undergo euthanasia.
Belgian euthanasia group tours Auschwitz
About 70 people accompanied Belgian euthanasia doctor Wim Distelmans on his tour of Auschwitz last month.
UK conference studies reality of Belgian euthanasia
Early in November a conference at St Mary’s University, London, brought together experts to discuss future directions.
Belgian psychiatrist deregistered over abuse
A Belgian psychiatrist who sexually abused a patient who subsequently sought euthanasia has been deregistered.
A more elegant solution
An elderly Belgian man and wife are preparing to be euthanized together. They explain why in a startling interview.
Belgium grants prisoner’s request for euthanasia
A decision which raises many questions.
Distelmans under fire over Auschwitz trip
Belgium’s foremost practitioner of euthanasia who is also the head of the government euthanasia regulator has become collateral damage in the debate across the Channel.
Scottish rights groups back right to die for children
Taking their cue from Belgium, Scottish groups have tentatively backed voluntary euthanasia for children with terminal illnesses.
Belgian deacon arrested over 40 deaths in hospital
News that a Catholic deacon may have euthanased 40 patients has reset the benchmark for weirdness.
Five Belgians euthanased every day in 2013
The number of cases of euthanasia in Belgium in 2013 rose by 26.8% over the previous year. Five people died of euthanasia every day.
Leading figure in Belgian euthanasia to tour Auschwitz
The head of Belgium’s euthanasia oversight commission, Dr Wim Distelmans, will lead a study tour of Auschwitz in October.
Are cracks appearing in Belgians’ attitude on euthanasia?
A second official complaint has been filed against the chairman of the Belgium committee which regulates euthanasia for euthanasing a woman suffering from depression.
US bioethicists take Belgian child euthanasia to task
Three American bioethicists have criticised Belgium’s new law permitting children with a terminal illness to choose euthanasia
Nutrition and hydration often withdrawn without consent in Belgium
A recent study in the Journal of Medical Ethics has found that in Belgium decisions to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) rarely involve patient consent.
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