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Medical professionals have resigned due to euthanasia laws

Hope International  Categorie Citizens'opinion

This article was published by HOPE Australia on February 2, 2018

In Belgium and the Netherlands, medical professionals are resigning in considerable numbers due to the lack of regulation surrounding the practice of euthanasia. This phenomenon is specifically peaking in the palliative care field, as nurses and doctors find their roles reduced to that of reluctant executioners...

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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium

Anscombe Bioethics  Categorie Slipery Slope

Examining the evidence from Belgium - one of only five countries where euthanasia is practised legally - an international panel of experts considers the implications of legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide. Looking at the issue from an international perspective, the authors have written an invaluable in-depth analysis of the ethical aspects of this complex area. The discussion forms a solid foundation for informed debate about assisted dying. With contributors from a broad range of disciplines, this is ideal for students, academics, legislators and anyone interested in legal, medical, social and philosophical ethics. This book is a vital and timely examination of a growing phenomenon and one of the most challenging ethical questions of our time.

David Albert Jones is Director of the Anscombe Bioethics centre, Oxford and a Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. He is also a Research Fellow at St Mary's University, Twickenham. He is Vice-chair of the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee...

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Euthanasia pioneer about euthanasia in Netherlands

Alex Schadenberg  Categorie Citizens'opinion

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Euthanasia pioneer provides new information concerning euthanasia in the Netherlands...

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5 Mistaken Reasons Why People Want Assisted Suicide

Anita Cameron  Categorie Citizens'opinion
Activist "Not dead Yet"

This article was published on the Not Dead Yet website on June 4, 2017.

Anita Cameron, is a leader of the prominent disability rights group Not Dead Yet...

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VIDEO : Euthanasia for children ?

170 Paediatricians  Categorie Opinion from medical professionals

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

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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