Euthanasia


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.

Who is most vulnerable?

Michael Cook | 22 August 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
A fascinating article in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy argues that rich white men are also vulnerable to euthanasia.

Euthanasia could be option for poor, says Lithuanian health minister

Michael Cook | 26 July 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Lithuania
The new health minister is making waves by backing a discussion of euthanasia.

Nitschke suspended from medical register

Xavier Symons | 25 July 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Philip Nitschke, professional misconduct
Australian euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has been suspended from the medical register as an investigation continues into his involvement in the death of a 45 year old Australian man.

UK assisted dying bill: the case against

Xavier Symons | 25 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
A number of Lords declared that the bill was dangerous.

UK assisted dying bill: the case for

Michael Cook | 25 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
Excerpts from passionate speeches by some members of the Britain's upper house of Parliament.

A novel idea for decreasing euthanasia rates

Michael Cook | 18 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
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.

Distelmans under fire over Auschwitz trip

Michael Cook | 18 July 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, Wim Distelmans
Belgium’s foremost practitioner of euthanasia who is also the head of the government euthanasia regulator has become collateral damage in the debate across the Channel.

Euthanasia back on the boil in France

Michael Cook | 27 June 2014 | Comments
tags: artificial nutrition and hydration, euthanasia, France
Euthanasia is once more on the front page of French newspapers with two high-profile case in the courts.

US polls send mixed signals on assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 21 June 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, polls, USA
“Most Americans Are Totally Fine With Euthanasia” was the headline this week in Time magazine over a report on a recent Gallup poll.

Scottish rights groups back right to die for children

Michael Cook | 20 June 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Belgium, euthanasia, Scotland
Taking their cue from Belgium, Scottish groups have tentatively backed voluntary euthanasia for children with terminal illnesses.

Belgian deacon arrested over 40 deaths in hospital

Michael Cook | 07 June 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, Catholic Church, euthanasia, Wim Distelmans
News that a Catholic deacon may have euthanased 40 patients has reset the benchmark for weirdness.

Quebec legalises euthanasia

Michael Cook | 06 June 2014 | Comments
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
Quebec has become the first Canadian province to legalise euthanasia. Bill 52 easily passed in the National Assembly by a vote of 94 to 22.

Quebec on verge of legalising euthanasia

Michael Cook | 31 May 2014 | Comments
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
The governing Liberal Party and the other three major parties have taken the unusual step of backing a quick vote on the bill in the new parliamentary term.

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