Euthanasia


The Economist to campaign on Belgian model of euthanasia

Michael Cook | 27 June 2015 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, The Economist
A new editor takes a familiar line.

Dutch paediatricians back euthanasia for under-12s

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

Where is Belgian euthanasia headed, asks The New Yorker

Michael Cook | 20 June 2015 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A country where more and more people are asking to be killed.

European court allows “vegetative” patient to be starved to death

Michael Cook | 13 June 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, France, vegetative state
Doctors have been given permission to remove food and water from Vincent Lambert, a severely brain-damaged, 38-year-old Frenchman.

A “mercy killing” outside the law

Michael Cook | 13 June 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, mercy killing
What message will legalisation send to unbalanced people?

Belgian euthanasia under fire again

Michael Cook | 05 June 2015 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
Belgians should be alarmed by the deliberate shortening of lives of some patients without their explicit voluntary request.

Death of a salesman reignites assisted dying debate in UK

Xavier Symons | 30 May 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Dignitas, euthanasia, fear, UK
Yet another UK national has travelled to Switzerland to receive assisted suicide.

Woman at centre of Indian euthanasia debate dies

Michael Cook | 23 May 2015 | Comments
tags: end-of-life care, euthanasia, India, minimal consciousness

Fear of death driving push for euthanasia, says medical ethicist

Xavier Symons | 23 May 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, existential suffering, hospitals, public policy, UK
The fear of a miserable death in a hospital bed rather than at home is driving public support for mercy-killing law in the UK.

Leading bioethicists back euthanasia for mentally ill

Xavier Symons | 09 May 2015 | Comments
tags: Canada, euthanasia, informed consent, mental illness, paternalism, Udo Schuklenk
Why not legalise euthanasia for those suffering from an untreatable mental illness?

South African judge defends assisted suicide ruling

Xavier Symons | 09 May 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, law, religion, South Africa
A South African judge has defended a ruling he made in favor of assisted suicide.

South African court authorises assisted suicide

Xavier Symons | 02 May 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, law, South Africa
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

Michael Cook | 25 April 2015 | Comments
tags: Colombia, euthanasia
The Health Ministry has finally drawn up guidelines for voluntary euthanasia

Canadian bioethicist attacks conscientious objection

Michael Cook | 18 April 2015 | Comments
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, euthanasia, Udo Schuklenk
No doctor should have the right to conscientious objection, says Udo Schuklenk.

US think tank publishes report on risks of assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 27 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
Four reasons why it would be a serious mistake.

50 or 60 Belgian patients euthanased annually for psychiatric reasons

Michael Cook | 21 March 2015 | Comments
tags: belgium, euthanasia, Wim Distelmans
Dr Wim Distelmans explains their misery.

Euthanasia on the rise in Flanders region

Xavier Symons | 21 March 2015 | Comments
tags: belgium, end of life, euthanasia
Almost one in 20 people in northern Belgium died using euthanasia in 2013.

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.

France divided over deep sleep bill

Xavier Symons | 14 March 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, France, palliative sedation, passive euthanasia, withdrawal of life support
France is set to debate a bill that would legalise terminal sedation.

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.

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