Leading bioethicists back euthanasia for mentally ill
Why not legalise euthanasia for those suffering from an untreatable mental illness?
South African judge defends assisted suicide ruling
A South African judge has defended a ruling he made in favor of assisted suicide.
South African court authorises assisted suicide
On Thursday a South African court ruled that a 65-year-old man should be allowed to undergo assisted suicide.
Colombia close to legal euthanasia
The Health Ministry has finally drawn up guidelines for voluntary euthanasia
Canadian bioethicist attacks conscientious objection
No doctor should have the right to conscientious objection, says Udo Schuklenk.
US think tank publishes report on risks of assisted suicide
Four reasons why it would be a serious mistake.
50 or 60 Belgian patients euthanased annually for psychiatric reasons
Dr Wim Distelmans explains their misery.
Euthanasia on the rise in Flanders region
Almost one in 20 people in northern Belgium died using euthanasia in 2013.
Gray Lady gives two cheers for euthanasia
NYTimes highlights anger of Diana Rehm.
France divided over deep sleep bill
France is set to debate a bill that would legalise terminal sedation.
Terry Pratchett, novelist, Alzheimer’s campaigner and star euthanasia promoter, dies
But not from assisted suicide.
Nitschke’s campaign for re-registration falters
Now he has been expelled from the Australian Medical Association.
‘Canadian doctors don’t want to assist in suicide’—new survey
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
The assisted suicide of American woman Brittany Maynard last year may have tipped Colombia into legalising euthanasia.
Many Dutch doctors open to euthanasia for existential suffering
Around one in three Dutch doctors would be prepared to help someone with a psychological illness die, says a new JME study.
Euthanasia cases leap in Dutch clinic
A Dutch euthanasia clinic cautioned by authorities has experienced a massive leap in patients requesting euthanasia.
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.
Life sustaining treatment 1: withdrawal
Is withdrawal of life sustaining treatment killing?
Life sustaining treatment 2: A family perspective
Families are ambivalent and torn when contemplating the withdrawing life sustaining treatment.
Physician assisted death versus palliative care
Why wait for the perfect public health system?
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