Mixed signals from Netherlands and Belgium about euthanasia

Michael Cook | 15 August 2015 | Comments
tags: Belgium, Netherlands
One in 20 deaths in Flanders is from euthanasia

Why Dutch doctors are reporting fewer euthanised infants

Michael Cook | 15 August 2015 | Comments
tags: Groningen Protocol, infant euthanasia, Netherlands
The notorious Groningen Protocol is rarely being used.

Court tussle over right to euthanase Dutch woman with dementia

Michael Cook | 07 August 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, informed consent, Netherlands
The first time that an institution has refused to allow a patient to be given a lethal injection.

‘Foreigners do not understand us’

Raphael Cohen-Almagor | 01 August 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Belgium, euthanasia, interviews, Netherlands
The boundaries of euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands keep expanding, says a world expert.

Dutch paediatricians back euthanasia for under-12s

Michael Cook | 27 June 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, euthanasia for children, Netherlands
Association not worried about safeguards.

Dutch man cleared after helping mother commit suicide

Xavier Symons | 13 June 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, law, Netherlands
The Arnhem Court of Appeal has cleared a 74-year-old Dutch man who helped his mother commit suicide

Euthanasia cases leap in Dutch clinic

Xavier Symons | 14 February 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
A Dutch euthanasia clinic cautioned by authorities has experienced a massive leap in patients requesting euthanasia.

Dutch euthanasia clinic has knuckles rapped over tinnitus death

Michael Cook | 24 January 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Third time in a year for the Levenseindekliniek in The Hague.

Dutch doctors want to harvest organs of euthanased patients

Michael Cook | 29 November 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands, organ donation
The number of organs available for transplant in the Netherlands could double.

15% rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths

Michael Cook | 11 October 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Euthanasia now represents over 3% of all Dutch deaths.

Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia?

Michael Cook | 30 August 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, levenseindekliniek, Netherlands
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.

Some Dutch pharmacists refusing to supply euthanasia drugs

Michael Cook | 27 April 2014 | Comments
tags: conscientious objection, euthanasia, Netherlands
Although euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, some Dutch pharmacists are refusing to supply the lethal drugs needed to carry it out.

Netherlands’ first assisted suicide for disability

Xavier Symons | 12 October 2013 | Comments
tags: disability, euthanasia, Netherlands
A 70-year-old blind woman has become the first person in the Netherlands to be granted assisted suicide on the grounds of disability.

Euthanasia rates in the Netherlands rise 13 percent in one year

Xavier Symons | 26 September 2013 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
New data from regional euthanasia regulatory committees indicate that euthanasia rates in the Netherlands rose 13% in the last year (to 4188).

Dutch prince dies after 18 months in coma

Michael Cook | 17 August 2013 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands, Prince Friso
Eighteen months after a skiing accident put him in a state of minimal consciousness, Prince Friso, of the Netherlands, has died at 44.

Put disabled babies out of our misery, say Dutch doctors

Michael Cook | 14 June 2013 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, neonatal euthanasia, Netherlands
Distress felt by parents of a dying newborn can justify the child’s euthanasia, says Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG), which represents doctors in the Netherlands.

Are Dutch doctors losing their nerve over euthanasia?

Michael Cook | 01 June 2013 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Politicians in the Netherlands are pushing the organisation which represents Dutch doctors to overcome its misgivings over euthanasia for patients with dementia.

Dutch government studying possibility of three or more parents

Michael Cook | 22 February 2013 | Comments
tags: multiple parenting, Netherlands
The Dutch justice ministry is investigating the possibility of allowing children to grow up with three or more legal parents.

Massive fraud by Dutch psychologist shows weak side of scientific method

Michael Cook | 15 December 2012 | Comments
tags: Netherlands, research fraud, social priming, social psychology
The credibility of the field of social psychology is at risk, a Dutch panel has found after reviewing massive misconduct by a researcher

Report on Dutch euthanasia for 2011 released

Michael Cook | 07 December 2012 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
The most comprehensive information on Dutch euthanasia in 2011 available in English.

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