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VIDEO : Euthanasia for children ?

170 Paediatricians  Categorie Opinion from medical professionals
Pediatricians

Euthanasia in children: Prof Stefaan Van Gool, a child cancer specialist in Belgium expresses his doubts about the recent extension of the law in Belgium to permit euthanasia in children with no lower age limit.

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Euthanasia in Belgium

Benoît BEUSELINCK  Categorie Opinion from medical professionals
Oncologist

The impact of euthanasia in practice: Dr Benoit Beuselinck, a cancer specialist in Belgium, relates his experience of the application of the euthanasia law in Belgium and his concerns about further changes in the future.

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Changing Landscape of Physician Assisted Suicide

Mark Komrad  Categorie Opinion from medical professionals
Psychiatrist and Ethicist

The issue of physician assisted suicide is one that has been debated both in the medical community and in the general population. Recent law changes by some European countries have brought the issue to the forefront perhaps more than ever before. -

Mark S. Komrad, MD, Ethicist in Residence for the Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore discussed these changes during the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta. Countries like Belgium and the Netherlands have been at the forefront of these changes over the past decade, allowing mental illness access to this procedure moving beyond terminally ill patients who were the only ones who qualified up until this point. - See more HER...

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15 years of experience in euthanasia...

Bernard MICHELET  Categorie Citizens'opinion
Consultant

In Belgium we have nearly 15 years of experience in euthanasia and so – very unfortunately - we are now a kind of "world authority" on this terrible matter.

I would like to bring 3 points to the reader's attention...

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When doctors are authorised to kill their patients, fundamental social values undergo tectonic shift

In the press  Categorie Citizens'opinion
Professeur d'éthique médicale

Experts warn Australians against following overseas experience with euthanasia

The practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide overseas has been a disaster, with so-called safeguards failing and doctor-assisted killing on the rise, and not just for the terminally ill, says world-renowned ethicist Professor Margaret Somerville...

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Affirming Dignity

In the Press  Categorie Opinion from medical professionals
Journalist

Vidéos : "Affirming dignity:"

A humane society cares for its sick and old. What does this look like and what role should law and policy play in shaping a culture that values all life? What does 'dying with dignity' really mean? In Belgium and the Netherlands, the phrase has become a synonym for euthanasia. In countries where euthanasia is legalized, it is done not only in cases of terminal illness, but also in non-terminal situations and for psychological suffering, such as depression. Euthanasia without an age limit is legal in Belgium, and has been legalized for minors over 12 years of age in the Netherlands...

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Can we still ask questions?

85 professionals taking care of psychiatric patients  Categorie Citizens'opinion
Health care professional

With regard to euthanasia, Belgium plays a pioneering role, but that isn't to say that everything is in perfect order, says a group of ethicists and doctors.

The Federal Commission for the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia ('La Commission fédérale de Contrôle et d'Évaluation de l'Euthanasie'; CFCEE) recently published its biannual report. Here we shall take the liberty of offering some criticism...

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