Kevorkian’s paintings up for sale
Michael Cook | 11 April 2014 |
The paintings may give some insight into the mind of Kevorkian, a doctor who claimed that he had helped 130 people to die over 20 years.
Nutrition and hydration often withdrawn without consent in Belgium
Xavier Symons | 22 March 2014 |
A recent study in the Journal of Medical Ethics has found that in Belgium decisions to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) rarely involve patient consent.
Is advising people to kill themselves a case of free speech?
Michael Cook | 22 March 2014 |
Egging people on to commit suicide can be regarded as free speech which is protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.
Assisted suicide is too dangerous in times of economic crisis, says disabled UK peer
Michael Cook | 13 March 2014 |
Moves to legalise assisted suicide in Britain are a threat to the disabled during a time of economic hardship, says Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, a disabled peer.
Analysis of legal assisted suicide in Switzerland
Michael Cook | 08 March 2014 |
Women are the most vulnerable.
Looks that killed
Xavier Symons | 01 March 2014 |
Are crows feet good enough reason for assisted suicide?
UK doctors continue to oppose assisted suicide
Michael Cook | 22 February 2014 |
After an extensive consultation of its members the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in the UK will continue to oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia.
British judge criticizes euthanasia law reform
Xavier Symons | 21 December 2013 |
One of the most respected authorities on end-of-life law in Britain has warned politicians not to legalise assisted suicide.
Nitschke sets up Adelaide clinic for assisted suicide
Michael Cook | 07 December 2013 |
A euthanasia clinic has been set up by Australia's leading euthanasia activist, Dr Philip Nitschke, in Adelaide. Police are keeping a close watch on activities there, but Dr Nitschke, who is used to working at the very edge of the law, is said to be doing nothing clearly illegal.
Down Under palliative care specialists reject euthanasia
Xavier Symons | 16 November 2013 |
Palliative care is undermined by euthanasia and assisted suicide, according to many palliative care organisations. In Australia, where end-of-life issues are hotly debated, the peak palliative care body has joined the chorus of opposition.
Yes, the “slippery slope” is real, says assisted suicide supporter
Michael Cook | 09 November 2013 |
A tribunal to provide sympathetic and speedy consideration for terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives has been proposed by a British legal expert.
Leading academics endorse euthanasia for the ‘weary in spirit’
Xavier Symons | 02 November 2013 |
Several academics are arguing for euthanasia for those 'weary of life'.
The Silk Road to suicide
Xavier Symons | 19 October 2013 |
The hidden drug-trafficking website Silk Road was also selling suicide drugs.
Assisted suicide could be decided in Canada’s Supreme Court
Michael Cook | 12 October 2013 |
The hot-button issue of assisted suicide will probably end up in Canada’s Supreme Court.
Belgian euthanased after botched sex-change operation
Michael Cook | 05 October 2013 |
A Belgian has undergone euthanasia because of "unbearable psychological suffering" after a botched sex-change operation.
Tasmania to vote on euthanasia
Michael Cook | 05 October 2013 |
Following a public consultation earlier this year, the Labor Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania and the leader of the Greens Party have finally introduced a private member’s bill to legalise both assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Should we legalize assisted suicide for prisoners?
Xavier Symons | 05 October 2013 |
Every so often we hear a call to make assisted suicide available to prisoners. The latest comes from a young British doctor and bioethicist, Christian Browne.
Stephen Hawking endorses assisted suicide
Xavier Symons | 21 September 2013 |
After 50 years of enduring motor neuron disease, physicist Stephen Hawking, 71, has endorsed assisted suicide -- for other people.
Most American doctors oppose physician-assisted suicide, according to NEJM poll
Xavier Symons | 14 September 2013 |
An on-line poll of readers of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the majority of American doctors are against physician-assisted suicide (PAS)
UK wife and son arrested for arranging visit to Dignitas clinic for husband
Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
A 65-year-old woman from Chichester and her 25-year-old son were arrested recently on suspicion of arranging a trip to Zurich for the woman’s 71-year-old husband.