Euthanasia


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.

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.

Many Dutch doctors open to euthanasia for existential suffering

Xavier Symons | 21 February 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, existential suffering, the Netherlands
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

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.

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.

Life sustaining treatment 1: withdrawal

Xavier Symons | 31 January 2015 | Comments
tags: action theory, biolaw, euthanasia, withdrawal of life support
Is withdrawal of life sustaining treatment killing?

Life sustaining treatment 2: A family perspective

Xavier Symons | 31 January 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, family, life sustaining treatment, palliative care, withdrawal of life support
Families are ambivalent and torn when contemplating the withdrawing life sustaining treatment.

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?

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.

French parliament begins debate on euthanasia

Michael Cook | 24 January 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, France
President Francois Hollande and the prime minister, Manuel Valls, both support liberalising the law.

PBS investigates Belgian euthanasia

Michael Cook | 17 January 2015 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
This PBS video gives an insight into the issues and personalities behind Belgium’s euthanasia regime.

Euthanasia of convicted Belgian murderer cancelled

Michael Cook | 10 January 2015 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
The Belgian justice minister has refused to allow convicted rapist Frank Van den Bleeken to undergo euthanasia.

German nurse may have killed 178 patients

Michael Cook | 10 January 2015 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Germany, mercy killing
A German male nurse has admitted to a psychiatrist that he gave lethal injections to show off his “excellent” resuscitation skills.

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