Euthanasia


Swiss bioethicist backs organ donor euthanasia

Michael Cook | 20 December 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, organ donation, Switzerland
Why waste valuable organs?

Should severely disabled infants be euthanased?

Michael Cook | 06 December 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, infant euthanasia
Two of the leading voices in bioethics go head-to-head.

An eloquent defense of euthanasia by organ removal

Xavier Symons | 06 December 2014 | Comments
tags: dead donor rule, euthanasia, organ transplantation
In a recent article in the journal Bioethics, two Oxford bioethicists provide a lucid defense of euthanasia by organ removal.

Dutch doctors want to harvest organs of euthanased patients

Michael Cook | 29 November 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands, organ donation
The number of organs available for transplant in the Netherlands could double.

Belgian euthanasia group tours Auschwitz

Michael Cook | 28 November 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, Nazi doctors, Wim Distelmans
About 70 people accompanied Belgian euthanasia doctor Wim Distelmans on his tour of Auschwitz last month.

Pope condemns euthanasia, calls for a new ‘human ecology’

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Comments
tags: Catholic bioethics, euthanasia, human ecology, Pope Francis
Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia, calling it “a sin against God the creator”.

Why discriminate with euthanasia?

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, mental illness
An Australian academic recently argued that denying euthanasia to the mentally ill could be a form of unjust discrimination.

Disabled girl allowed to die of dehydration in UK

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: England, euthanasia, terminal sedation
How illegal are euthanasia and assisted suicide in England?

Nitschke battles to keep his registration

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
The courtroom battle would make a great film.

Stunning video reveals mystical strain in Swiss assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Switzerland
Here is a video which is essential viewing for anyone interested in how Swiss assisted suicide groups work.

UK conference studies reality of Belgian euthanasia

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
Early in November a conference at St Mary’s University, London, brought together experts to discuss future directions.

Belgian psychiatrist deregistered over abuse

Michael Cook | 09 November 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A Belgian psychiatrist who sexually abused a patient who subsequently sought euthanasia has been deregistered.

Voluntary euthanasia advocate dies in Darwin

Xavier Symons | 02 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
He was allegedly supplied with the barbiturate Nembutal.

15% rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths

Michael Cook | 11 October 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Euthanasia now represents over 3% of all Dutch deaths.

A more elegant solution

Michael Cook | 27 September 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
An elderly Belgian man and wife are preparing to be euthanized together. They explain why in a startling interview.

Belgium grants prisoner’s request for euthanasia

Michael Cook | 20 September 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A decision which raises many questions.

Having a laugh at euthanasia

Xavier Symons | 12 September 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, films, Israel
A new Israeli film attempts to offer a humorous look at euthanasia.

Berlin opens memorial to euthanasia victims

Michael Cook | 05 September 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Germany, Nazi doctors
It is striking piece of modern architecture: a 30-metre-long wall of blue glass in the open air near the Berlin Philharmonic.

Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia?

Michael Cook | 30 August 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, levenseindekliniek, Netherlands
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.

What students think about conscientious objection

Xavier Symons | 23 August 2014 | Comments
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, euthanasia, Norway
An revealing new study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics examines the attitudes of medical students towards conscientious objection.

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