Euthanasia


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”.

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.

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