Assisted Suicide


Gray Lady gives two cheers for euthanasia

Michael Cook | 21 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, New York Times, USA
NYTimes highlights anger of Diana Rehm.

Swiss assisted suicide group notches up 27% rise in deaths

Michael Cook | 14 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Switzerland
Exit for German speakers hope to have a quarter of a million members in 10 years.

Terry Pratchett, novelist, Alzheimer’s campaigner and star euthanasia promoter, dies

Michael Cook | 14 March 2015 | Comments
tags: Alzheimer's disease, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
But not from assisted suicide.

Nitschke’s campaign for re-registration falters

Michael Cook | 13 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Now he has been expelled from the Australian Medical Association.

‘Canadian doctors don’t want to assist in suicide’—new survey

Xavier Symons | 07 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, palliative care
The majority of Canada’s palliative care specialists don’t want to participate in assisted suicide, according to a new survey.

Colombia may finally legalise euthanasia

Michael Cook | 21 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Colombia, euthanasia
The assisted suicide of American woman Brittany Maynard last year may have tipped Colombia into legalising euthanasia.

Searching for a new word for suicide

Michael Cook | 13 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, right-to-die, suicide
“Suicide” evokes nooses, bridges, bullets and 20-storey buildings, a depressing panorama for assisted-suicide activists. How about "dignicide"?

How will conscientious objectors fare in Canada?

Michael Cook | 13 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, conscientious objection
It's shaping up as a major issue among doctors in Canada after last week’s Supreme Court ruling which legalised it.

Palliative care and PAD—The Benelux experience

Xavier Symons | 07 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Belgium, euthanasia, palliative care, physician assisted death
A group of researchers have produced an empirical study of the effect of physician assisted death on palliative care.

Canada’s supreme court strikes down ban on assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 07 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Canada
Prohibiting assisted suicide is unconstitutional and a violation of the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Physician assisted death versus palliative care

Xavier Symons | 24 January 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, autonomy, euthanasia, free will, physician assisted death
Why wait for the perfect public health system?

Nitschke loses legal battle to practice as a doctor

Michael Cook | 10 January 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Tribunal rules that his activities would undermine public confidence in the medical profession and pose a serious risk to public safety.

Should we pay commercial providers to assist suicides?

Michael Cook | 28 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, commercialization
Assisted suicide is an idea which keeps evolving.

Nitschke battles to keep his registration

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
The courtroom battle would make a great film.

Swiss canton forces nursing homes to host assisted suicides

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Switzerland
The Swiss canton of Neuchâtel has voted to force government-funded nursing homes to allow representatives of assisted suicide groups to advertise their services.

Stunning video reveals mystical strain in Swiss assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Switzerland
Here is a video which is essential viewing for anyone interested in how Swiss assisted suicide groups work.

Brittany Maynard dies in Oregon after assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 09 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Oregon
On the scheduled day.

OPINION: Britanny’s sudden change of heart

Michael Cook | 09 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Oregon
Did Brittany Maynard die freely and without coercion of any kind?

Voluntary euthanasia advocate dies in Darwin

Xavier Symons | 02 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
He was allegedly supplied with the barbiturate Nembutal.

British right-to-die campaigner starves herself to death

Michael Cook | 25 October 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, UK
She was afraid that the other alternative, a drug overdose, would not work and she wanted to die at home, not in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal.

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