Euthanasia


Children contest will of Nitschke follower

Michael Cook | 29 August 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Exit International, Philip Nitschke
Disinherited in favour of euthanasia activist

Scores of depressed patients euthanised in Belgium

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, euthanasia, existential suffering, mental illness
A new study claims that vague terminology in Belgium’s assisted dying guidelines is allowing for scores of psychiatric patients to be euthanised.

New resource about euthanasia

Xavier Symons | 22 August 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, public opinion, UK
The Anscombe Centre has released a comprehensive ‘evidence guide’ on euthanasia.

Progressive US bioethicist warns of euthanasia slippery slope

Michael Cook | 15 August 2015 | Comments
tags: Arthur Caplan, Belgium, euthanasia, Nether, slippery slope
Data from Belgium and the Netherlands are alarming, says Art Caplan

Peter Singer debates Sydney Archbishop

Michael Cook | 15 August 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Peter Singer
Civil but sharp-edged.

Former Anglican head backs assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 15 August 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Church of England, euthanasia, suffering
A “profoundly Christian and moral thing”, according to Lord Carey.

Nitschke’s comedy act a damp squib

Michael Cook | 09 August 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
The euthanasia activist is getting bad reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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.

At last, someone with a plan for the silver tsunami

Michael Cook | 01 August 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, euthanasia vans, UK
Outspoken media personality Katie Hopkins wants euthanasia vans for Britons.

‘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.

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.

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?

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