Physician assisted death versus palliative care
Why wait for the perfect public health system?
Nitschke loses legal battle to practice as a doctor
Tribunal rules that his activities would undermine public confidence in the medical profession and pose a serious risk to public safety.
Should we pay commercial providers to assist suicides?
Assisted suicide is an idea which keeps evolving.
Nitschke battles to keep his registration
The courtroom battle would make a great film.
Swiss canton forces nursing homes to host assisted suicides
The Swiss canton of Neuchâtel has voted to force government-funded nursing homes to allow representatives of assisted suicide groups to advertise their services.
Stunning video reveals mystical strain in Swiss assisted suicide
Here is a video which is essential viewing for anyone interested in how Swiss assisted suicide groups work.
Brittany Maynard dies in Oregon after assisted suicide
On the scheduled day.
OPINION: Britanny’s sudden change of heart
Did Brittany Maynard die freely and without coercion of any kind?
Voluntary euthanasia advocate dies in Darwin
He was allegedly supplied with the barbiturate Nembutal.
British right-to-die campaigner starves herself to death
She was afraid that the other alternative, a drug overdose, would not work and she wanted to die at home, not in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal.
Assisted suicide debate intensifies in Scotland
British Anti-euthanasia group Care Not Killing (CNK) has launched a major online campaign intended to derail a new assisted-suicide (AS) bill being debated in the Scottish parliament.
A youthful voice enters the assisted suicide debate
A young terminally ill woman in the US has reignited assisted suicide debate by publishing a video online describing her plans to take her own life.
Swiss suicide tourism doubles in four years
The numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ going to Switzerland to take their own lives has doubled in four years, reports a study published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
Who is most vulnerable?
A fascinating article in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy argues that rich white men are also vulnerable to euthanasia.
UK assisted dying bill: the case against
A number of Lords declared that the bill was dangerous.
UK assisted dying bill: the case for
Excerpts from passionate speeches by some members of the Britain's upper house of Parliament.
A novel idea for decreasing euthanasia rates
A group of five academics from Switzerland and the UK have come up with a novel idea to keep the incidence of euthanasia from rising rapidly.
Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill under attack
Criticism of Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill is mounting as the proposed legislation returns to the House of Lords. Public figures are arguing that it would put elderly citizens at risk and may escalate to a Netherlands-style euthanasia epidemic.
Nitschke under investigation yet again
Pro-euthanasia campaigner Phillip Nitschke is being investigated for his involvement in the death of 45 year old West Australian man. The Medical Board of Australia is concerned that Nitschke advised Mr. Nigel Brayley to commit suicide without first suggesting formal psychiatric assessment.
BMJ backs assisted suicide
"The BMJ hopes that this bill will eventually become law… Let us hope that our timid lawmakers will rise to the challenge.”
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