Euthanasia


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.

Nitschke loses legal battle to practice as a doctor

Michael Cook | 10 January 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Tribunal rules that his activities would undermine public confidence in the medical profession and pose a serious risk to public safety.

What did Udo Schuklenk really say about neonatal euthanasia?

Xavier Symons | 20 December 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, neo-natal euthanasia, terminal sedation, Udo Schuklenk
Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk has come under fire following the publication of a conference paper in which he advocated neonatal euthanasia in certain extreme circumstances.

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”.

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