The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)
The doctrines and policies of the Nazis or the National Social German Workers party, which ruled Germany under Adolf Hitler from 1933-1945. These doctrines and policies included racist nationalism, expansionism, and state control of the economy. (from Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. and American Heritage College Dictionary, 3d ed.)
The killing of animals for reasons of mercy, to control disease transmission or maintain the health of animal populations, or for experimental purposes (ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION).
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Active euthanasia of a patient at the patient's request and/or with the patient's consent.
The act or practice of killing for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person or animal from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)
The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
Instruments used for injecting or withdrawing fluids. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)
Parliamentary democracy located between France on the northeast and Portugual on the west and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Instinctual patterns of activity related to a specific area including ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances using navigational clues such as those used in migration (ANIMAL MIGRATION).
Central gray matter surrounding the CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT in the MESENCEPHALON. Physiologically it is probably involved in RAGE reactions, the LORDOSIS REFLEX; FEEDING responses, bladder tonus, and pain.
The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.
The group of celestial bodies, including the EARTH, orbiting around and gravitationally bound by the sun. It includes eight planets, one minor planet, and 34 natural satellites, more than 1,000 observed comets, and thousands of lesser bodies known as MINOR PLANETS (asteroids) and METEOROIDS. (From Academic American Encyclopedia, 1983)
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
Provision (by a physician or other health professional, or by a family member or friend) of support and/or means that gives a patient the power to terminate his or her own life. (from APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed).
Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.
Platforms that provide the ability and tools to create and publish information accessed via the INTERNET. Generally these platforms have three characteristics with content user generated, high degree of interaction between creator and viewer, and easily integrated with other sites.

Life devoid of value.(1/286)


Voluntary euthanasia under control? Further empirical evidence from The Netherlands. (2/286)

Nineteen ninety-six saw the publication of a major Dutch survey into euthanasia in the Netherlands. This paper outlines the main statistical findings of this survey and considers whether it shows that voluntary euthanasia is under effective control in the Netherlands. The paper concludes that although there has been some improvement in compliance with procedural requirements, the practice of voluntary euthanasia remains beyond effective control.  (+info)

Slippery slopes in flat countries--a response. (3/286)

In response to the paper by Keown and Jochemsen in which the latest empirical data concerning euthanasia and other end-of-life decisions in the Netherlands is discussed, this paper discusses three points. The use of euthanasia in cases in which palliative care was a viable alternative may be taken as proof of a slippery slope. However, it could also be interpreted as an indication of a shift towards more autonomy-based end-of-life decisions. The cases of non-voluntary euthanasia are a serious problem in the Netherlands and they are only rarely justifiable. However, they do not prove the existence of a slippery slope. Persuading the physician to bring euthanasia cases to the knowledge of the authorities is a problem of any euthanasia policy. The Dutch notification procedure has recently been changed to reduce the underreporting of cases. However, many questions remain.  (+info)

A problem for the idea of voluntary euthanasia. (4/286)

I question whether, in those cases where physician-assisted suicide is invoked to alleviate unbearable pain and suffering, there can be such a thing as voluntary euthanasia. The problem is that when a patient asks to die under such conditions there is good reason to think that the decision to die is compelled by the pain, and hence not freely chosen. Since the choice to die was not made freely it is inadvisable for physicians to act in accordance with it, for this may be contrary to the patient's genuine wishes. Thus, what were thought to be cases of voluntary euthanasia might actually be instances of involuntary euthanasia.  (+info)

Advance directives are the solution to Dr Campbell's problem for voluntary euthanasia. (5/286)

Dr Neil Campbell suggests that when patients suffering extremes of protracted pain ask for help to end their lives, their requests should be discounted as made under compulsion. I contend that the doctors concerned should be referred to and then act upon advance directives made by those patients when of sound and calm mind and afflicted by no such intolerable compulsion.  (+info)

Hospice and euthanasia in The Netherlands: an ethical point of view. (6/286)

This contribution is a report of a two months' participant observation in a Dutch hospice. The goal of the observation was to gain an overview of moral decisions in a hospice in which euthanasia, a tolerated practice in the Netherlands, is not accepted as an option. In an introduction, the development of palliative care in the Netherlands will be briefly presented. Subsequently, various moral decisions that were taken during the participant observation are presented and analysed by means of case reports. Attention is especially drawn to decisions that directly or indirectly relate to euthanasia. These moral decisions will be clarified in the light of the philosophy behind the concept of palliative care as it has evolved since the foundation of St Christopher's Hospice, London in 1967.  (+info)

Stability of attitudes regarding physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia among oncology patients, physicians, and the general public. (7/286)

PURPOSE: Attitudes regarding the ethics of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia have been examined in many cross-sectional studies. Stability of these attitudes has not been studied, and this is important in informing the dialog on PAS in this country. We evaluated the stability of attitudes regarding euthanasia and PAS among three cohorts. METHODS: Subjects included 593 respondents: 111 oncology patients, 324 oncologists, and 158 members of the general public. We conducted initial and follow-up interviews separated by 6 to 12 months by telephone, regarding acceptance of PAS and euthanasia in four different clinical vignettes. RESULTS: The proportion of respondents with stable responses to vignettes ranged from 69.2% to 94.8%. In comparison to patients and the general public, physicians had less stable responses concerning the PAS pain vignette (69.1% v 80.8%; P =.001) and more stable responses for all euthanasia vignettes (P <.001) except for pain. Over time, physicians were significantly more likely to change toward opposing PAS and euthanasia in all vignettes (P <.05). Characteristics previously associated with attitudes regarding PAS and euthanasia, such as Roman Catholic religion, were not predictive of stability. CONCLUSION: Up to one third of participants changed their attitudes regarding the ethical acceptability of PAS and euthanasia in their follow-up interview. This lack of consistency mandates careful interpretation of referendums and requests for physician-assisted suicide. Furthermore, in this study, we found that physicians are becoming increasingly opposed to PAS and euthanasia. The growing disparity between physicians and patients regarding the role of these practices is large enough to suggest possible conflicts in the delivery of end-of-life care.  (+info)

Cutaneous mucinosis and mastocytosis in a shar-pei. (8/286)

A 7-year-old shar-pei was presented because of a recurrent dermatologic condition. Skin biopsies revealed an idiopathic (primary) cutaneous mucinosis that initially responded to corticosteroids. The condition reappeared 2 years later and subsequent biopsies revealed a mast cell tumor in some of the skin sites previously diagnosed with mucinosis.  (+info)

Is there at present anywhere in the world legislation which allows voluntary euthanasia?. The horrors of the mass-destruction in the Third Reich of Jews, of people who were senile or psychotic and of children who were severely handicapped, arose directly from a policy of restrictive voluntary euthanasia in the first instance. These atrocities led international medical organisations to Condemn the practice of euthanasia under any circumstance (Resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the World Medical Association in 1950).. In the majority of countries euthanasia or assisted suicide is against the law.. Dutch euthanasia experiment. An article reproduced in an edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics states: The authors reviewed the findings of a large 1995 survey into end-of-life decisions by Dutch doctors. This survey involved interviews with 405 doctors and questionnaires mailed to physicians who had attended more than 6000 deaths.. In the Netherlands, physician-assisted death is subject ...
For example, the Report indicates there has been one case of the use of euthanasia on disabled babies in the Netherlands. This is probably correct in the short time since the Groningen protocol allowing such euthanasia was formally accepted. But, prior to that, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine documents 22 cases of babies with spina bifida being euthanized, which is not mentioned. Such pro-euthanasia presentations of the facts are concerning and misleading. Likewise, the availability in the Netherlands of euthanasia for children is not mentioned. The combination of euthanasia and donation of organs for transplant in Belgium and the recent case in Flanders of joint euthanasia of a terminally ill man and his healthy wife are ignored. And a survey of Belgian physicians who had carried out euthanasia, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, which showed 32 percent of those physicians had carried out euthanasia without the patients request or consent is never ...
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, a blog about euthanasia, assisted suicide, elder abuse, end-of-life care, palliative care. Most recent articles and news from around the world.
Debates about the ethics of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide date from ancient Greece and Rome. After the development of ether, physicians began advocating the use of anesthetics to relieve the pain of death. In 1870, Samuel Williams first proposed using anesthetics and morphine to intentionally end a patients life. Over the next 35 years, debates about euthanasia raged in the United States which resulted in an Ohio bill to legalize euthanasia in 1906, a bill that was ultimately defeated.[6]. Euthanasia advocacy in the U.S. peaked again during the 1930s and diminished significantly during and after World War II. Euthanasia efforts were revived during the 1960s and 1970s, under the right-to-die rubric, physician assisted death in liberal bioethics, and through advance directives and do not resuscitate orders. Several major court cases advanced the legal rights of patients, or their guardians, to practice at least voluntary passive euthanasia (physician assisted death). These include the ...
Euthanasia is when those suffering from pain diseases wish to die on their own or perhaps with the assistance of a doctor. Thus, sometimes it is called assisted suicide. Very often in recent this has been called dying with dignity. For example an individual who has suffered immensely and who knows there is little or no possibility of recovery wish to die. For the medical community this issue brings up tough ethical problems. Does a person have the right to choose death as an option? Euthanasia also raises the idea of whether or not a doctor should participate in such a practice. These are very difficult issues to face, but ones that must be confronted when dealing with euthanasia. A person must first realize that euthanasia is a subject that is not easily defined. The origin of the word euthanasia comes from ancient Greek meaning good death. The following shows us that there are three categories to which euthanasia can be classified. (1) by an affirmative act designed to bring about death, ...
Specifically, the 2013 guidelines acknowledge euthanasia as a process that involves more than just what happens to an animal at the time of its death. In addition to providing more information about techniques used for euthanasia across a broader range of species, AVMA said this edition includes attention to ethical decision-making, provides detailed information about animals physiological and behavioral responses to euthanasia, considers euthanasias effects on those performing and observing it and takes into account the practicality and environmental impacts of various euthanasia approaches.. Panel members take their responsibility extremely seriously because we recognize that the AVMA guidelines are used by everyone from veterinarians in private practice to caretakers on farms, (to) researchers in biomedical facilities, to law enforcement, to governmental regulators, Leary said.. The first edition of AVMAs authoritative euthanasia guidelines was issued in 1963. With each update, AVMA said ...
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On March 3, King Philippe of Belgium signed into law a euthanasia bill passed by lawmakers on Feb. 13. This law exposes Belgian children under the age of 18 to the possibility of being euthanized, making Belgium the first country in the world to expose children of any age to such a risk.. It is naïve to think that this law wont be abused. Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition noted that 32% of the assisted deaths are done without request, and 47% of the assisted deaths go unreported in the Flanders region of Belgium. The 2012 euthanasia statistics also show that there was a 25% increase in the number of assisted deaths in Belgium.. Medicine that inflicts death is no medicine at all. Even in the fifth century B.C., the Greek physician Hippocrates knew what medicine was and was not. His oath states: I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick, according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to ...
These definitions can in term be labeled further as being either euthanasia by action or euthanasia by omission. Euthanasia is not a black-and-white issue and the ethical concerns are even more complicated. As euthanasia has become a more apparent concern the medical community has had to adjust its understanding. On the surface, euthanasia is a conflict to any physician. A doctor is theoretically obligated to prolong life, not to end it. For doctors, this dilemma challenges the Hippocratic Oath which commits them to increasingly incompatible duties-to preserve life and relive suffering. This conflict of conscience is steadily magnified by the swelling numbers of elderly people. In these circumstances, many people fear the prospect of senility far more than they fear death.citation needed Yet, the argument could be made that a physician is in fact helping another person by assisting in their death. They are relieving the pain of the suffering person. Perhaps this willingness to remedy pain by ...
While euthanasia presents many dilemmas to face there is also hope and potential solutions to many of these issues. As far as the misdiagnosis aspect of euthanasia is concerned it is possible to enact some form of advisory board of doctors, medical specialists and judges. This panel would be able to view and analyze each case to ensure that proper measures and tests had been run on the patient and that announcements as far as expected time left were as close as possible. While this may seem like a convoluted solution it seems like the safest way to ensure that euthanasia was only being offered to those that truly qualified. The worse thing that could happen would be people abusing euthanasia whether through elder abuse, financial reasons or using the system as a way of suicide. Another possible preventative measure to ensure the correct use of euthanasia would potentially be using social workers to work closely with the family to ensure that the patient was not being pressured into making a ...
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Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, said: In less than a year, not only have they found that the numbers are much higher than anticipated, but they are also already considering opening up the law further in order to reduce the protections in law for people in Quebec.. Following Canadas nationwide legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia earlier this year, George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Washington Ethics and Public Policy Center, shared how the first question medical professionals now asked those diagnosed with cancer was Do you wish to be euthanized?. Weigel said: That is what the new Canadian euthanasia regime has accomplished in just a few months: It has put euthanasia at the top of the menu of options proposed to the gravely ill. ...
Karmic considerations aside, what may be even more surprising is that euthanasia is most often performed for reasons other than to relieve physical pain.. The most comprehensive study of the Dutch experience with euthanasia is the 1991 Remelink Report, which showed that pain was a factor motivating requests for euthanasia in less than half of all cases. More importantly, pain was the sole motivating factor in just 5% of euthanasia cases. A study of physicians who care for nursing-home patients in the Netherlands found that pain was the main rationale in only eleven percent of euthanasia requests. In the U.S., a Washington state study of doctors who performed euthanasia or assisted suicide found that pain figured in only thirty-five percent of the requests.. According to Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor at Harvard Medical School, euthanasia is a way of avoiding the complex and arduous efforts required of doctors and other health-care providers to ensure that dying patients receive humane, ...
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, a blog about euthanasia, assisted suicide, elder abuse, end-of-life care, palliative care. Most recent articles and news from around the world.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, a blog about euthanasia, assisted suicide, elder abuse, end-of-life care, palliative care. Most recent articles and news from around the world.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, a blog about euthanasia, assisted suicide, elder abuse, end-of-life care, palliative care. Most recent articles and news from around the world.
After years of study and debate, the county commissioners voted unanimously. an investigation found significant failures in how the agency handled the case.. Featuring people who were on a feeding tube, bad cases of euthanasia, and examples of assisted suicide, this list has it all. This list answers the questions, Which celebrities have died from euthanasia? and Which famous people died due to euthanasia? These notable euthanasia deaths include modern and past.. In 2012 there was a small study on. is the kind of case that vets hate. The dog shows up at their office, looking perfectly well, but we know the underlying.. Teaching English In New Zealand Situated on New Zealands North Island, Auckland is both the biggest city in New Zealand and one of its most beautiful. We teach general ESL. The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals are intended for use by members of the veterinary profession who carry out or oversee the euthanasia of. Mar 1, 2005. This discussion also took a ...
Euthanasia might be needed for poor people who cannot access palliative care, the new Lithuanian Health Minister has suggested. Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė was sworn earlier this month, but already she has made waves by backing an open discussion of the legalisation of euthanasia.. Without making any specific proposals, she told local media that Lithuania was not a welfare state with palliative care available for all and that euthanasia might be an option for people who did not want to torment relatives with the spectacle of their suffering.. The minister has also raised the idea of euthanasia for children. She noted that this option had been approved for Belgian children after a long public debate. It was an option which might be appropriate in Lithuania as well after public debate.. Ms Šalaševičiūtė will face an uphill battle in her campaign to introduce Lithuanians to euthanasia. Many doctors and the Catholic Church oppose it. Dr Andrius Narbekovas, who is both a priest and a doctor, ...
Published literature has not discerned end-of-life palliative versus life-shortening effects of pharmacologically maintaining continuous deep sedation until death (i.e., dying in deep sleep) compared with common sedation practices relieving distress in the final conscious phase of dying. Continuous deep sedation predictably suppresses brainstem vital centers and shortens life. Continuous deep sedation remains controversial as palliation for existential suffering and in elective death requests by discontinuation of chronic ventilation or circulatory support with mechanical devices. Continuous deep sedation contravenes the double-effect principle because: (1) it induces permanent coma (intent of action) for the contingency relief of suffering and for social isolation (desired outcomes) and (2) because of its predictable and proportional life-shortening effect. Continuous deep sedation should be distinguished from common sedation practices for palliation and characterized instead as ...
OBJECTIVE: Many patients are admitted to the ICU at or near the end of their lives. Consequently, the increasingly common debate regarding physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia holds implications for the practice of critical care medicine. The objective of this article is to explore core ethical issues related to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia from the perspective of healthcare professionals and ethicists on both sides of the debate. SYNTHESIS: We identified four issues highlighting the key areas of ethical tension central to evaluating physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in medical practice: 1) the benefit or harm of death itself, 2) the relationship between physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia and withholding or withdrawing life support, 3) the morality of a physician deliberately causing death, and 4) the management of conscientious objection related to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the critical care setting ...
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Despite increasing legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) worldwide, the practice remains relatively rare and, when carried out, is primarily motivated by psychological factors such as loss of autonomy or enjoyment of life, rather than physical pain. A new comprehensive assessment of data from around the world shows that in areas where they are legal, only 0.3 to 4.6 percent of deaths result from euthanasia or PAS, with more than 70 percent of cases involving patients with cancer.
Kennedys address at the 97th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in 1941 encapsulates well how the acceptance of evolution and utilitarian thinking are tied into arguments for eugenics (and euthanasia), which is ironic, of course, since many advocates for euthanasia deny such connections and modern proponents of evolution become apoplectic at the insinuation that their viewpoint is connected, even in a small way, with the horrors of the past. Their dishonesty does not bode well for humanity.. Foster Kennedy: The Problem of Social Control of the Congenital Defective: Education, Sterilization, Euthanasia. Delivered at the 97th annual meeting of the APA in 1941 in Richmond, Virginia, May 5-9.. It would be improper, I am sure, for their [the feebleminded] disposal to lay down any such arbitrary law as has come into existence in Germany by dictatorial method. Were we to try to sterilize all the abnormal, I am sure we would defeat the evolution of the higher life.. […]. Good ...
Euthanasia which is defined generally as the deliberate killing of a person for his/her benefit, raises moral and religious questions such as: is it ever right for another person to end the life of a terminally ill patient ...
What Is Euthanasia?. Euthanasia is the painless, humane termination of life. There are times when medical science has exhausted all of its capabilities and euthanasia is the only way to prevent an animal from suffering needlessly. However, the decision regarding when to euthanize is fraught with medical, financial, ethical, religious, moral, and sometimes legal considerations. Euthanasia is therefore a medical procedure that needs to be discussed (however painful that discussion may be) and considered fully before a final decision is made.. How Is Euthanasia Performed?. Most veterinarians use a concentrated solution of a barbiturate, administered as an injection into a vein, to perform euthanasia on a pet. The medication enters the circulation immediately, and it generally stops heart and brain function very quickly. Most pets fall quietly asleep within a few seconds, followed quickly by termination of heart and brain function. However, some animals may experience an excitement phase as the ...
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A former victim of child sex abuse has ended her life under Dutch euthanasia laws because she could not live with her mental suffering. The woman, in her twenties, was given a lethal injection after doctors and psychiatrists decided that her...
THE actress - who plays Hayley Cropper - is set to make a momentous exit later this year in scenes which will see the factory worker take her own life in a right to die plot.
End-of-Life Decision Making is an issue wrapped in controversy and contradictions for Canadians. Most people in this country want to die at home, but few do; most believe planning for dying is important and should be started while people are healthy, but almost no one does it. And while most Canadians support the decriminalization of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide, both remain illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada. Assisted dying is a critically important public policy issue, where opinion, practice and the law seem out of alignment. The Royal Society of Canada, a national organization of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists, believes the time has come for a national debate on end-of-life decision making. It commissioned us, a panel of six Canadian and international experts on bioethics, clinical medicine, health law and policy, and philosophy, to prepare this report-both to trigger a national conversation on end-of-life issues and contribute material for those ...
Australian right-to-die advocate Dr. Philip Nitschke is holding a workshop on voluntary euthanasia in Britain. Dr. Death, a moniker known to many Australians, sells euthanasia kits through his organization, Exit International, but he claims that no profit is made. Ironically, the doctor denies promoting euthanasia, despite having assisted in four suicides in Australias Northern Territory.. Dr. Nitschkes 10-day workshop period transpires as Britain deliberates on the issue of assisted suicide. Amid the heated euthanasia debate, the British Director of Public Prosecutions released guidelines which determine when prosecution is unlikely in suicide cases just last month. This includes instances when the victims decision is voluntary, clear, settled and informed, and the person assisting acts wholly and compassionately.. But how can killing with intention, even if it is consensual on behalf of the victim, be defined as compassionate?. Nitschke, against British public policy, shows people how ...
Washington, DC: The enactment of adult-use [cannabis] legalization laws is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report published by the nonprofit Justice Research and Statistics Association and first reported by Marijuana Moment.. The study, entitled Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data, assessed the impact of adult-use regulation schemes on criminal justice resources in both legalization states and neighboring non-legalization states.. Authors wrote: The goal of this project was to analyze quantitative and qualitative data in eleven targeted states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) to address three research questions: One: What are the impacts of marijuana legalization and decriminalization on criminal justice resources in Colorado, Washington, ...
There are two principles that we operate from. One is that we dont kill people, but the other one is that we dont abandon people.. Miller was a keynote speaker at a conference organized by the bishops of Saskatchewan to address the challenges of providing pastoral care in an era of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Bishop Noël Simard of the Diocese of Valleyview, Quebec, also spoke during the one-day workshop at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, exploring end of life issues and formation of conscience (see related article).. Born in Edmonton, Miller completed his doctorate in moral theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and then spent 16 years as a clinical bioethicist working at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon. Presently serving as the provincial of the English-speaking Redemptorists of Canada, Miller also works at the centre for clinical ethics at St. Joseph and St. Michael hospitals in Toronto.. When the Supreme Court of Canada decided it ...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugals parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. The landmark vote left Portugal poised to become one of...
Melbourne, Australia, Apr 25, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Proposals to legalize euthanasia in the Australian state of Victoria are based on misplaced compassion, the local bishops said.. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are the opposite of care and represent the abandonment of the sick and the suffering, of older and dying persons, the bishops said April 18.. We ask Victorians to continue to love and care for those who are sick and suffering rather than abandoning them to euthanasia or supporting them to suicide. Our ability to care says much about the strength of our society.. Their pastoral letter was signed by the four bishops with dioceses in Victoria state, including Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne.. Lawmakers in Victoria aim to allow assisted dying, meaning both euthanasia and assisted suicide, in limited circumstances.. In 2016 a parliamentary committee recommended that Victoria advance towards legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia. The Government endorsed the ...
The Case: The patient is a 27-year-old previously healthy male with a diagnosis of viral encephalitis with a lymphocytic pleocytosis on cerebrospinal fluid examination. For 3 months, he has been in status epilepticus (SE ...
We hear a lot about rights these days. I would argue that save in very rare circumstances where the very safety of society is in peril, every man or woman has the right to live, but more than that, the right to live in dignity. I do not mean by that the right to have more than enough, or be protected from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune that will inevitably buffet us all, or to be protected from folly, failure and accident or poverty. That would be naive, and would misunderstand the nature of the Universe. But an innocent man should not be treated with cruelty, inhumanity, or stripped of his dignity.. I would argue that Tony Nicklinson is an innocent man who is being treated in an inhumane way, albeit from the best of motives. So is Martin. Tony Nicklinson and Martin applied to the High Court seeking in essence a declaration that any person who assisted them in passing on from this life would be immune from a charge of murder.. The cases are tragic. Both gentlemen have suffered ...
I do not want the taxes I pay going to kill any person even if they want to die. I feel there should be help for those who want to end their life, counseling, support....wanting to end ones life should NOT be a crime, like in the Netherlands. As someone mentioned in past remarks this could be taken advantage of by people who want to make a profit. From what Ive read in scripture and what Ive seen personally, taking ones life is a personal choice, the state should not be involved in this kind of legislature. The medical model we have here in America is based on profit and that makes everything much more complicated regarding end of life care. Most folk just dont have the money or insurance to swing this on their own and thats just wrong. Medicine is so expensive now its frightening. Im getting older, way past 50s and experienced chronic pain for years and thought about how easy it would be to take a pill and go to sleep for good. I cant work, I am a burden and so on.... Because of my ...
To the editor:. Imagine being a terminally ill patient, who is beyond human care and in excruciating pain. A neurosurgeon once showed a group of physicians and an ethicist a picture of a Vietnam casualty who had lost all four of his limbs in a landmine explosion. The catastrophe had reduced the soldier to a trunk with his face transfixed in horror.. Because of such devastating internal injuries, the soldier was not expected to make it through the year. In any event, this patient dies - whether by acts of nature or by the intentional acts of his physician.. On a whole, our social policy should allow terminal patients to seek help in death, because in a free society, such as ours, it should be a fundamental right to choose the time and manner of ones own death. The right to choose the course of ones death is as fundamental as the right to choose the course of ones own life.. Many times, I think that we safeguard our society, by not allowing controversial laws to be passed, because we are ...
Pro: Oregons nine-year experience with legalized physician-assisted death-not suicide-should reassure people that abuses have not occurred in Oregon. C&C President Barbara Coombs Lee told reporters, The practice has settled into a nice, safe, conservative practice. (AP, 3/8/07). Con: Oregons annual PAS reports do not prove that abuses have not occurred. They are based solely on reports by the doctors who prescribed the lethal drugs. The law gives no authorization to investigate unreported cases or cases of abuse and contains no penalties for doctors who do not comply with the law. Doctors who violate the law are not likely to tell on themselves.. Pro: The laws safeguards work.. Con: The safeguards were included only to get the bill passed. They do not provide any real protection for patients.. The law requires that the patient have a terminal disease that is expected to produce death within six months. Predictions of life-expectancy are highly unreliable. Isnt it probable that some ...
Emotional experiences for psychiatrists who are called upon to evaluate potential assisted suicide patients mental competency, appear to be more profound when they disqualify patients. Dr. Linda Ganzini described the painful experience of two patients whom she disqualified for the option of Oregons assisted suicide law.32She stated: These disqualifications resulted in extraordinary pain and anger for both of the patients and their families, which interfered with much-needed opportunities to resolve other emotional issues.33 Pain and anger is directed towards and felt by the evaluating psychiatrist. Such anger was energetically expressed by Kate Cheney, an Oregon PAS patient, whose evaluating psychiatrist told her, You cant make a decision for yourself and your life, because you are not in your right mind.34 Kate Cheneys angry response was Get out of my house. I cant believe you can tell me something like this.35 The significant anger towards the evaluating psychiatrist who ...
September 19, 2016 (Reuters) - In the decade after Belgium legalized doctor-assisted death, the number of patients using it to end their lives rose nearly eight-fold, according to records of the national euthanasia control committee. Most patients choosing this way to die between 2003 and ...
It is also clear that these nations no longer have any concept of God. If they did, they would see that these children are anything but hopeless and helpless. They are an opportunity for God to reveal His touch in their lives. You see many spina bifida victims, and they are the happiest people on earth. What about Nick Vujicec? Would he have been ministered euthanasia if he was born today? He is one of the most inspiring people in the world today. Who on earth do these so called bright politicians, doctors, even clergy think they are to determine who or who isnt a lost cause? Are they God? No! They dont even have the mind of God.. ReplyDelete ...
Susan Kardos Cirba served as education director of the Scranton Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life,1985-1994 and 2000 to the present. She is a writer and editor for The Pro-Life Reporter, an eight-page newspaper published quarterly by PA for Human Life, Scranton. Susan earned a BS in Human Services and Theology from the University of Scranton, and a Masters in Religious Education from Marywood College. She has worked as a religious education director, a substitute teacher, and a theology instructor in the University of Scrantons Dexter Hanley College for five years. Susan has given over 100 pro-life presentations at schools, and churches in the Scranton area. Married to Robert Cirba Jr. for 36 years, she is the mother of four daughters: Jeanine, Dianne, Mary and Linda Cirba and has a ten year old granddaughter.and a three month old granddaughter. For information or presentations on abortion, chastity or euthanasia contact [email protected] ...
Its getting very dark in euthanasia-land. Not content with legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill in six states plus the District of Columbia - with Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Colombia allowing lethal jab euthanasia - and unsatiated...
During the Second World War, the Nazis ran a Euthanasia Programme , an example of euphemism, under the direction of Philip Bouhler and Dr. Karl Brandt. The headquarters of the operation were at Tiergartenstrasse 4, Berlin and the code name for the program was derived from that address-T-4.. In practice it was used to exterminate lives unworthy of life as part of their racial hygiene concept and, as a result, at least 200,000 physically or mentally handicapped people were killed by medication, starvation, or in the gas chambers between 1939 and 1945. The victims were taken mainly from the medical institution and put to death ...
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It may be the first time you have caught yourself in such a position where you have to decide to put down your pet. Its normal to feel anxious and to want to postpone the process to another date. But when you know what to expect, you will feel more in control and understand that euthanasia is not a punishment but rather designed to help your pet.. So what should you expect once you give the vet permission to euthanize? You will be briefed on what the entire procedure entails. At this point, you can ask as many questions as you need to understand better whats about to happen.. The pet will be placed on the table or the floor on a comfortable blanket. If they are too aggressive or unsettled, the pet may be sedated first.. A vet nurse, technician, or assistant will gently hold the animal as the veterinarian begins the process. You may be asked to stand at a distance to avoid any surprise jumps or attacks from the pet in case they sense your fear.. The vet will inject sodium pentobarbital in the ...
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Background: Debates over legalisation of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) or euthanasia often warn of a slippery slope, predicting abuse of people in vulnerable groups. To assess this concern, the authors examined data from Oregon and the Netherlands, the two principal jurisdictions in which physician-assisted dying is legal and data have been collected over a substantial period.. Methods: The data from Oregon (where PAS, now called death under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, is legal) comprised all annual and cumulative Department of Human Services reports 1998-2006 and three independent studies; the data from the Netherlands (where both PAS and euthanasia are now legal) comprised all four government-commissioned nationwide studies of end-of-life decision making (1990, 1995, 2001 and 2005) and specialised studies. Evidence of any disproportionate impact on 10 groups of potentially vulnerable patients was sought.. Results: Rates of assisted dying in Oregon and in the Netherlands showed no ...
Pubdate: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 Source: Albuquerque Journal (NM) Copyright: 1999 Albuquerque Journal Contact: P.O. Drawer J, Albuquerque, N.M. 87103 Website: Author: Barry Massey, The Associated Press GOVERNOR SUPPORTS LEGALIZATION OF HEROIN, MARIJUANA SANTA FE - Gov. Gary Johnson, in adopting a bolder position on a politically touchy subject, voiced support Wednesday for legalization of some drugs such as marijuana and heroin. Johnsons statements were the strongest and most direct he has made in favor of drug legalization in the past three months since he started calling for a state and national debate on alternatives to the so-called war on drugs. I am advocating that I think legalization is a viable alternative to what we are now doing, Johnson said at a news conference. The Republican governor said he had no plans to propose legislation to make drugs legal in New Mexico, but said he personally supported legalization as a national policy. His comments came as Johnson ...
About the Authors vii. Acknowledgments ix. Introduction xi. 1 Client Considerations 1. Companion animals 3. Species-specific considerations 6. 2 Equipment 19. Technique-specific equipment 19. Euthanasia area equipment 29. Drugs 30. Species-specific considerations 35. 3 Positioning and Restraint 43. Positioning 43. Restraint 45. Species-specific considerations 45. 4 Pre-euthanasia Sedation and Anesthesia 51. Anesthesia 52. Sedation 53. Drugs and routes of administration 55. Assessing unconsciousness and sedation 56. Specific-species considerations 57. 5 Euthanasia Techniques 73. How death is achieved 73. Choosing an appropriate method 75. Inhalant methods 78. Injectable methods 79. Physical methods 79. Species-specific techniques 79. Unacceptable methods for domestic animals 164. Death and associated signs 165. 6 Body Aftercare 169. Burial 170. Composting 172. Cremation/incineration 173. Rendering 174. Species-specific considerations 174. Conclusion 183. Bibliography 185. Index 191 ...
Article: Abortion, Euthanasia, Stem Cell Research, Same Sex Marriage, Human Cloning - Yesterday I received a letter from a visitor to my website,, asking the following: I see that you are running for Senate. I would like to know your stand on the following issues: 1. Abortion 2. Euthanasia 3. Embryonic Stem Cell Research 4. Same sex marriage 5. Human Cloning. This article gives my views.
A South Korean hospital has removed a life-support system from a comatose patient, upholding a court ruling which had approved a euthanasia request for the first time in the country.
Amend and create various sections of KRS 321 to require the Board of Veterinary Examiners to issue to a qualified animal control agency a certificate that authorizes the agency to apply to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency for a restricted controlled substance registration certificate, to permit the purchase and use of sodium pentobarbital or other drugs for administration by a certified animal euthanasia technician; require the board , upon submission of a complete application and payment of a fee, to issue to a qualified person a certificate to function as a certified animal euthanasia technician; require euthanasia of animals in a certified animal control agency to be performed by a licensed veterinarian, including a registered veterinary technician or technologist functioning under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, or a certified animal euthanasia technician; allow a certified animal control agency that employs a certified animal euthanasia technician to purchase and ...
In a long tradition of taking on controversial issues, HBO will be airing an original movie this month celebrating the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian-or better known as Dr. Death. The film, You Dont Know Jack, stars Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian alongside John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, and Danny Huston and follows the life and battles of the man who brought the issue of physician-assisted suicide into every home in the United States.. Kevorkian became famous in the 80s and 90s for being one of the most vocal and it could be argued theatrical supporters of the right to die and physician-assisted suicide. He claimed to have assisted in at least 130 suicides in his career and invented two machines, the Mercitron and Thanatron, designed to assist in the work.. Throughout the 90s, Kevorkian was tried several times for assisting suicides but was not found guilty until 1998, when he filmed the voluntary euthanasia of Thomas Youk and aired it on the TV-show 60 Minutes. He was found guilty of second-degree ...
By: Milan K. Sheth, M.A. in Biomedicine-Eastern Mennonite University The legality and ethics of palliative physician-assisted suicide (PAS) has been a controversial debate as individuals continue to question the righteousness of doctors assisting in the suicide of patients with a life expectancy of six months or less (1). The purpose of this article is to…
Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) have been legally possible in the Netherlands since 2001, provided that statutory due care criteria are met, including: (a) voluntary and well-considered request; (b) unbearable suffering without prospect of improvement; (c) informing the patient; (d) lack of a reasonable alternative; (e) independent second physicians opinion. Unbearable suffering must have a medical basis, either somatic or psychiatric, but there is no requirement of limited life expectancy. All EAS cases must be reported and are scrutinised by regional review committees (RTE). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any particular difficulties arise when the EAS due care criteria are applied to patients with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. The 416 case summaries available on the RTE website (2012-2016) were searched for intellectual disability (6) and autism spectrum disorder (3). Direct content analysis was used on these nine cases. Assessment of
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far richer moral texture than that suggested by adversarial procedure 11 The Court s vain attempt to justify the abortion license in terms of an all encompassing right of personal autonomy has begun to infect other areas of the law Thus the autonomy logic of the Court s 1992 Casey decision is now invoked as a warrant for a constitutional right to euthanasia And if it were followed to its conclusion this logic would require us to consider such profound human relationships as the bond between husband and wife or the bond between parents and children to be nothing more than matters of contract with the claims of the autonomous individual trumping all other claims Enshrined by the Court to legalize abortion on demand this autonomy logic threatens to give us an America in which the only actors of consequence are the individual and the state no other community including the community of husband and wife or the community of parents and children will have effective constitutional standing 12 The Supreme ...
1. Humane euthanasia. Swine producers are seeking a non-physical manner in which to humanely euthanize piglets. ARS researchers in West Lafayette, IN have found that a unique combination of gases are able to anesthetize piglets prior to euthanasia with a second more harmful gas to allow for humane euthanasia. Development of this technique for on-farm use will allow pigs to be humanely euthanized. It will also decrease the use of physical techniques of piglet euthanasia which are often criticized by animal rights groups and often found to be objectionable to perform by farm workers. 2. Osteoporosis in laying hens. Currently, most laying hens are housed in conventional cages in the United States, which limits their movement and ability to perform natural behavior, such as roosting, which can cause osteoporosis (a progressive decrease in mineralized structural bone). Osteoporosis causes 20 to 35% of all mortalities in caged White Leghorn hens. Reducing or eliminating osteoporosis associated with ...
The efficacy for the euthanasia of day-old chicks of mixtures of carbon dioxide and air, or carbon dioxide and argon containing 1, 2 or 5 per cent residual oxygen, or argon containing 1 or 2 per cent residual oxygen was tested in three experiments. The time to the onset of unconsciousness of individual chicks, determined from the time to loss of posture, was similar during their exposure to 2 per cent oxygen in argon, 20, 30 or 40 per cent carbon dioxide in argon with 2 per cent residual oxygen, or 90 per cent carbon dioxide in air. The exposure of chicks in batches of 20 to a mixture of 20, 30 or 40 per cent carbon dioxide in argon resulted in the death of all the chicks within two minutes. However, a residual oxygen level of 5 per cent in these mixtures resulted in the survival of some chicks for longer than two minutes. With argon alone the level of residual oxygen was critical; less than 2 per cent was essential to achieve 100 per cent mortality within three minutes, and a rise from 2 to ...
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by APFLI , Jan 30, 2016 , Cloning - Archive, Eugenics / Race-Linked Abortion / Reproductive Racism, Euthanasia / Assisted Suicide - Archive. Taking Stock: Where Are We Now? Taking stock of where one is at the beginning of a new project or a new year is a good idea. Where we are in the entire realm of bioethics is beyond the scope of a mere e-newsletter, but what follows are some landmarks discernible in January 2016 . . . On Matters of Life and Death Physician-Assisted Suicide On Sunday, 24 January, John Jay Hooker, Tennessee lawyer, politician, and activist, died. Mr. Hooker had most recently championed death with dignity -physician-assisted suicide - in a proposed bill and in the courts. By the time of his death, neither the legislature nor the courts had provided him the decision he had recently pursued. The Death with Dignity bill was sponsored in the Tennessee legislature by Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley. Quoted in The Tennessean, Mr. Fitzhugh honored his friend, Mr. Hooker, with these ...
The economic woes that plague the United States will be invigorated through the Legalization of Marijuana. Embracing cannabis for personal, medical, and industrial use will encourage economic growth and stability. The war on drugs in America consumes millions of dollars annually. Associating taxes in conjunction with eliminating risk of illegal activity will increase consumer confidence whereas the ease of growing requirements will boost substantial profit. American economy can attain prosperity through Marijuana legalization. The history of Marijuana embargo is rich with debate and the future is known as cannabis commerce. Prohibition of the nineteenth century ushered in the popularity of breaking the law to obtain and consume alcoholic beverages. Elevated crime levels created the belief that alcohol was to blame for the horrendous acts upon society. Marijuana suffers the same judgment in America today, targeted as the primary reason for the ills that plague society. A growing number of ...
It isnt just stated within the US that are increasingly warming to marijuana legalization. In October 2018, Canada became the first G7 country to fully legalize marijuana nationwide. Elsewhere on the continent, Mexicos Supreme court ruled that prohibiting the use of marijuana is in violation of the countrys constitution, setting the stage for legalization there. ...
2. The Church teaches that abortion or euthanasia is a grave sin. The Encyclical Letter Evangelium vitae, with reference to judicial decisions or civil laws that authorize or promote abortion or euthanasia, states that there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection. [...] In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to take part in a propaganda campaign in favour of such a law or vote for it (no. 73). Christians have a grave obligation of conscience not to cooperate formally in practices which, even if permitted by civil legislation, are contrary to Gods law. Indeed, from the moral standpoint, it is never licit to cooperate formally in evil. [...] This cooperation can never be justified either by invoking respect for the freedom of others or by appealing to the fact that civil law permits it or requires it (no. 74 ...
Accordingly, the SVA believes that pet euthanasia should be removed from the criminal law. That is why we took the decision to back the campaign calling for the decriminalisation of pet euthanasia across Serbia. The campaign calls for every pet owner to be given the necessary information to make their own informed choice as to whether or not to continue with a pet. The SVA is not advocating for or against pet euthanasia ...
That this House notes that over the years there have been numerous complaints by hon. Members regarding the persistent bias of the BBC on matters relating to euthanasia and other life issues and on the manner in which the BBC have misused public funds to promote changes in the law; further notes the bias of the Corporation applies not only to news programmes but to drama, with thinly-disguised plays and soap operas being used to promote the use of euthanasia and misrepresentation of pro-life activists in the UK as people of violence; further notes that these presentations have culminated in the last weeks with a multi-million pound campaign featuring Mrs Kay Gilderdale in Panorama and the fantasy fiction writer, Sir Terry Pratchett, given centre stage to present this years BBC Richard Dimbleby lecture calling for euthanasia and supported by the BBC website; further notes that as usual the BBC have ignored the rights of the disabled, despite the fact that every disability rights group in the UK ...
The aim of the Annals of Palliative Medicine is to provide up-to-date and cutting-edge information and professional support for health care providers in palliative medicine disciplines.
MONDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with a history of cancer, particularly people under age 65, are delaying or skimping on medical care because of worries about the cost of treatment, a new study suggests. The finding raises troubling questions about the long-term survival and quality of life of the 12 million adults in the United States whose lives have been forever changed by a diagnosis of cancer.. I think its concerning because we recognize that cancer survivors have many medical needs that persist for years after their diagnosis and treatment, said study lead author Kathryn E. Weaver, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.. The report was published online June 14 in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society.. Cost concerns have posed a threat to cancer survivorship for some time, particularly with the advent of new, life-prolonging treatments.. Dr. ...
Marijuana Policy. Arizona PAC Plans to File 2018 Legalization Initiative. A political action committee called Safer Arizona was set to file a marijuana legalization initiative with state officials Thursday. Arizona voters narrowly devoted a similar measure last year, but organizers say this one will have some differences, including requiring that people be at least 21 before they can buy it. They will have to gather 150,000 valid voter signatures by July to qualify for the 2018 ballot.. Guam Legalization Bill Gets Hearing. In a hearing Tuesday on a marijuana legalization measure, Bill 8-34, representatives of the judiciary said they took no position on the bill, but cautioned that implementing legalization would require a review of the island territorys entire criminal code. Guam Customs and Quarantine acting chief, Maj. Phillip Taijeron also testified, saying he supported the will of the people. If the will of the people is to enact Bill 8-34, then I am in support of Bill 8-34, Taijeron ...
One key point - when they looked at who were the people who reported the most perceived need for hospice services, they looked at who were eligible for hospice care based on treatment preferences. They defined these patients (again, all of whom had less than 6 month prognoses without further treatment) as those who said they would NOT want any anti-cancer treatment even if it meant that it would guarantee them an almost 100% chance of surviving 6 months. Ie - those who would reject all life-prolonging treatment and are therefore eligible for hospice care based on goals (as well as prognosis based on the studys inclusion criteria). Notably, 13% of these patients (all of whom were receiving anti-cancer treatments) said they would not want any treatments even if it meant a guaranteed 6 month survival. This suggests that these 13% were receiving treatments they didnt actually want, thought they were receiving curative treatments, didnt understand the research questions, or some combination ...
Attitudes - cognitive representations of our evaluation of ourselves, other people, things, actions, events, ideas - and attitude change have been a central concern in social psychology since the discipline began. People can - and do - have attitudes on an infinite range of things but what are attitudes, how do we form them and how can they be modified? This book provides the student with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the basic issues in the psychological study of attitudes. Drawing on research from Europe and the USA it presents up-to-date coverage of the key issues that will be encountered in this area, including attitude formation and change, functions of attitudes, attitude measurement, attitudes as temporary constructs, persuasion processes and prediction of behaviour from attitudes ... Consumer Attitude Change ...
Bioethics is a branch of ethical inquiry that examines the nature of biological and technological discoveries and the responsible use of biomedical advances, with particular emphasis upon their moral implications for our individual and common humanity.. The term bioethics, originally coined by Von Rensselaer in 1970, has evolved from a more specific emphasis upon medical ethics to include a wide range of issues such as allocation of healthcare resources, end-of-life treatment, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, reproductive technologies, genetic intervention, stem cell research, cloning, neuroscience, and other emerging biotechnologies. While a branch of ethical inquiry, bioethics is interdisciplinary in nature integrating such diverse fields as the life sciences, medicine, biotechnology, philosophy, theology, public policy, and law.. The articles in this section explore some of the broader issues involved in bioethics, including theological and philosophical explorations central to ...
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/CNN) - New Jerseys right to die law goes into effect Thursday.. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act on April 12, requiring either a psychiatrist or psychologist to determine that a patient has the mental capacity to make the final decision.. Allowing residents with terminal illnesses to make end-of-life choices for themselves is the right thing to do, said Murphy at the time. We are providing terminally ill patients and their families with the humanity, dignity, and respect that they so richly deserve at the most difficult times any of us will face.. Physician-assisted suicide differs from euthanasia, which is defined as the act of assisting people with their death in order to end their suffering, but without the backing of a controlling legal authority.. CBS2s Cindy Hsu spoke with the family of Herb Dunn, who wished to die with dignity for years. ...
Annals of Palliative Medicine (Ann Palliat Med; Print ISSN 2224-5820; Online ISSN 2224-5839) publishes articles that describe new findings in the field of palliative medicine, provides current and practical information on palliative medicine. Specific areas of interest include, but not limited to, multimodality therapy, biomarkers, imaging, biology, pathology, and technical advances related to palliative medicine.
The term twenty-twenty conjures up thoughts of the New Year, elections, hindsight and visual acuity. It incites me to make sure we all see clearly Oregons end-of-life landscape, the path the culture of assisted suicide activism is aiming to take us, and the threat that trajectory poses to all of us.. Recent legislative activity demonstrates the pro-euthanasia efforts in Oregon. These efforts seek to expand assisted suicide which would increase risk to the vulnerable, namely the old, disabled, seriously ill, discouraged, or others deemed to be lives not worth saving. I hope you will recognize the importance of acting now, for some day our loved ones and any of us may be the vulnerable ones.. Twenty-five years ago, Oregon citizens approved physician-assisted suicide (PAS). The general public expected that guidelines, so-called safeguards, would limit the use of assisted suicide to people in dire situations. Many though suspected this new law was just a foot in the door to general euthanasia. ...
I presume you mean section 73, which reads as follows:. 73. Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is no obligation in conscience to obey such laws; instead there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection. From the very beginnings of the Church, the apostolic preaching reminded Christians of their duty to obey legitimately constituted public authorities (cf. Rom 13:1-7; 1 Pet 2:13-14), but at the same time it firmly warned that we must obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29). In the Old Testament, precisely in regard to threats against life, we find a significant example of resistance to the unjust command of those in authority. After Pharaoh ordered the killing of all newborn males, the Hebrew midwives refused. They did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live (Ex 1:17). But the ultimate reason for their action should be noted: the midwives feared God (ibid.). It is precisely ...
Euthanasia and assisted suicide involve extinguishing human life. Research shows that humans have a basic instinct against killing other humans, which might be a source of the widely shared moral intuition that its wrong to do so. People who oppose euthanasia and assisted-suicide believe these interventions are inherently wrong - they cant be morally justified, and that even compassionate motives do not make them ethically acceptable - the ends do not justify the means.
DPN opposes the death penalty in all cases, unconditionally, regardless of the method chosen to kill the condemned prisoner. The death penalty is inherently cruel and degrading, an archaic punishment that is incompatible with human dignity. To end the death penalty is to abandon a destructive diversionary and divisive public policy that is not consistent with widely held values. The death penalty not only runs the risk of irrevocable error, it is also costly to the public purse as well as in social and psychological terms.The death penalty has not been proved to have a special deterrent effect. It tends to be applied in a discriminatory way on grounds of race and class. It denies the possibility of reconciliation and rehabilitation. It prolongs the suffering of the murder victims family and extends that suffering to the loved ones of the condemned prisoner. It diverts resources that could be better used to work against violent crime and assist those affected by it ...
A group including two former legislators and a Catholic nun argued the pentobarbital used by Missouri is obtained with an illegal prescription and is illegally manufactured. The state argued that the case should be dismissed because similar claims raised by inmates sentenced to death have already been dealt with, and said it is merely an attempt to block the execution of David Zink, scheduled for tomorrow.. Five other legal actions are being pursued including two that are before the U.S. Supreme Court, all seeking to halt Zinks execution. He was sentenced to death for the 2001 murder of Amanda Morton of Strafford.. Earlier story: Lawsuit alleges Missouri breaks laws in getting execution drug. ...
Deven Davis cause of death has been revealed. The estranged wife of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis died on August 18 at age 39 due to having five different drugs in her system, according to the autopsy obtained by TMZ. Deven reportedly had cocaine, heroin, clonazepam, topiramate and fluoxetine in her system.. The couple, who married in 2004, shared sons Pirate, 13, and Zeppelin, 11, and were separated at the time of her death. He filed for a divorce in 2016, and he filed for a domestic violence restraining order hours before she was found dead.. On August 22, the 47-year-old singer took to Instagram to defend Deven, admitting that he had tried to hide her health issues, but hoped that he can now raise awareness and help others.. There has been a lot of speculation over what really happened surrounding the death of my wife, Deven, and I want my voice to be heard, the musician wrote on the social media platform. Over the past decade, my wife has been very very sick. She had a serious mental ...
Pubdate: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 Source: Metro (Vancouver, CN BC) Copyright: 2017 Metro Canada Contact: Details: Author: Wanyee Li Page: 18 CITIES BRACING FOR WEED LEGALIZATION Feds have promised a deadline of July 1, 2018 The day marijuana advocates and enthusiasts have long been waiting for what will come in 2018 - recreational marijuana will be legalized on Canada Day. But with federal legislation comes a host of logistical and revenue issues for provinces and cities across the country. Vancouver may appear to have a head start, as the city established a licensing program for marijuana dispensaries in 2015, but it will need to follow provincial rules on the issue as well. The B.C. government is promising to introduce a regulatory framework for recreational marijuana prior to July 1, 2018. It has already released some details - 19 years of age will be the minimum age of consumption and purchase, and both private and public stores will ...
Texas used a three-drug lethal injection cocktail for nearly three decades. But since 2011, a dwindling drug supply has forced Texas and other states to find other drugs to administer the death penalty. 
(CNN) -- As controversies over lethal injection drugs surge, Tennessee has found a way around the issue: It is bringing back the electric chair. Eight states authorize electrocution as a method of execution but only at the inmates discretion.
Updated: Jan. 16, 12:55 p.m. Ohio executed condemned inmate Dennis McGuire on Thursday with a controversial two-drug method of lethal injection never used before in the U.S. Its unlikely to be the last.
Brother Joe placed a well-written and cogent letter-to-the editor in the Fertile Journal in favor of the legalization of marijuana. It has unleashed a round of have you seen the Journal yet? gawking locally, as is to be expected. The knee-jerk shame reaction to having somebody take a stand contrary to prevailing dogma is strong.We need to examine these questions cooly and logically. All scientific studies have found that marjiuanas negative effects are simply inconsequential compared to alcohols. It is high hypocricy to sit at the bar sucking down beers while denouncing marijuana. The beers cause deaths on the highway. Marijuana has almost no effect on reaction time. Alcohol is addictive (although not as addictive as nicotine), marijuana causes psychological dependency, but nobody has had to go through detox to get off pot. I agree with Joe that pot isnt harmless, but locking up 800,000 people for marijuana offenses in this country is a waste of jail space. Is marijuana a gateway drug for kids?
Euthanasia is often thought of as a separate issue from eugenics, but eugenicists have often seen euthanasia as one obvious method for removing the unfit. Due to what Nazi Germany did, those types of discussions faded away-at least, in explicit terms. But what did Nazi Germany actually do? Most people are only aware of the … Continue reading ». ...
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Dowbiggin, Ian (2003). A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America. Oxford University Press. p. i-xix. ISBN ... It opposes the destruction of human life at any stage, including abortion, euthanasia, studies and medicines involving ... and euthanasia. Some in the anti-abortion movement, such as those from the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, have compared those ... euthanasia; assisted suicide; and promoted research and resources to alleviate the pain of the terminally ill. The phrase " ...
British doctor convicted of attempted euthanasia in 1992 "BBC NEWS , Health , Background Briefings , Euthanasia , Dr Moor: ... David Moor (1947 - 2000) was a British general practitioner who was prosecuted in 1999 for the euthanasia of a patient. He was ... The case would have gone unnoticed, but when The Sunday Times published an article by Michael Irwin on euthanasia, a journalist ... Dr Moor, who himself died earlier this year... Biggs, Hazel (9 October 2001). Euthanasia, Death with Dignity and the Law. ...
Criminalising euthanasia and abortion. The New Conservatives' leader Leighton Baker has characterised the party's ideology as ... "Euthanasia Policy". New Conservative Party. Retrieved 25 July 2019. de Boer, Dieuwe (29 April 2019). "New Conservative's Elliot ... "Family Policy > Euthanasia". New Conservative. Retrieved 30 June 2020. "Family Policy > Abortion". New Conservative. Retrieved ... and opposed the United Nation's Global Compact for Migration and the decriminalisation of abortion and euthanasia. In late ...
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"Euthanasia Program". Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved 28 April 2017. Soviet Prisoners ... Other orders provide evidence of crimes against humanity, such as the Hitler order establishing forced euthanasia of disabled ...
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... (27 May 2013). "Religion, Marriage & Euthanasia". QandA (transcript). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. the church ...
O'Connor opposes euthanasia. He voted against Michael Laws' Death with Dignity Bill in 1995, Peter Brown's Death with Dignity ...
Hoche talks about euthanasia as proposed by Binding, arguing that if killing a person would lead to other lives being saved, it ... P197) Advocates of euthanasia have been accused of being influenced by Hoche, whether knowingly or not. In particular, several ... "Euthanasia and Senicide". Available online [3] Archived 2008-09-28 at the Wayback Machine Rosenblum, Jonathan (December 27, ... He was privately critical of the Nazis' euthanasia program after it claimed one of his relatives, despite its rationale being ...
Her program was a "caring" alternative to euthanasia. In 1991 the department was approved and subsidized by the government. In ... ISBN 90-6152-769-4. Sister Léontine (1995). Waarom nog euthanasie? [Why even euthanasia?]. Leuven: Davidsfonds. ISBN 90-6152- ...
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Other Australian groups include Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia[49] and Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia ... "Voluntary euthanasia: South Australian Parliament knocks back Death With Dignity euthanasia bill". ABC News. 17 November 2016. ... This sparked debate about decriminalising euthanasia.[8] Decriminalisation of Euthanasia in Australia is supported by the ... Tasmania came close to legalising voluntary euthanasia in November 2013, when a Greens-initiated voluntary euthanasia bill was ...
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The new law also allows patients to leave a written request for euthanasia, giving doctors the right to use their own ... THE HAGUE The upper house of the Dutch parliament approved a euthanasia bill yesterday, making the Netherlands the first ... The law presupposes a long doctor-patient relationship, and excludes the possibility of euthanasia for nonresidents of the ... The anti-euthanasia group Cry for Life gathered 25,000 signatures on a petition. ...
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  • Laws regarding euthanasia or assisted suicide in Australia are matters for state governments , and in the case of the territories, the federal government . (
  • Voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal in all other Australian states and territories. (
  • He wanted assisted suicide or euthanasia and she has since become a leading advocate for the new law. (
  • The event was carefully orchestrated to move the public debate from doctor-assisted suicide to euthanasia. (
  • Natural News) While involuntary euthanasia - the act of ending someone's life without their consent to spare them pain and suffering - is illegal in the United States, assisted suicide - or voluntary euthanasia - is legal in six U.S. states. (
  • Becoming a donor could be the final factor that induces them to opt for euthanasia or assisted suicide. (
  • What's the difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide? (
  • Assisted suicide is closely related to euthanasia. (
  • In the context of the modern moral and public policy debates, the motive in assisted suicide, as in euthanasia, is to bring about an end to suffering. (
  • The Hippocratic oath explicitly prohibited doctors from giving their patients poisons to end life and thus, traditionally, euthanasia and assisted suicide have not been considered legitimate medical acts. (
  • Internationally, both euthanasia and assisted suicide are almost universally outlawed. (
  • Euthanasia and assisted suicide, while technically illegal, are practiced widely by doctors in the Netherlands . (
  • We, the undersigned, hold all human life to be sacred and worthy of the utmost respect and note with concern that repeated attempts are being made to persuade Parliament to change the law on intentional killing so as to allow assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia for those who are terminally ill," the letter read, according to the Church of England. (
  • As the vulnerable people the elderly, lonely, sick or distressed often easily feel that they are the burden of their friends and families, the religious leaders were concerned that legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia may inevitably pose pressure on these people to request early death. (
  • Assisted suicide and euthanasia will radically change the social air we all breathe by severely undermining respect for life," they stated. (
  • As the pro-euthanasia argued that assisted suicide is necessary to ease the sufferings of the terminally ill, the religious leaders reaffirm in the letter that palliative care should be the real solution. (
  • In addition, the leaders noted that countries which have legalized assisted suicide or euthanasia are experiencing serious problems in case of abuse of the law. (
  • Furthermore, in the U.K., more medical professionals have realized the crisis of legalizing assisted suicide or euthanasia. (
  • Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Assisted suicide is one of the most controversial topics discussed among people every day. (
  • Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Explanatory Essay "At least 36 terminally ill people died last year after taking lethal medication prescribed by doctors under the Washington State's new physician assisted suicide law passed in 2009" (Caplin et all). (
  • This law makes euthanasia and assisted suicide an option for the terminally ill patient without the interjection from others. (
  • Understanding Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide This paper will address some of the more popular points of interest involved with the euthanasia-assisted suicide discussion. (
  • Some believe that physician assisted suicide will lead to involuntary euthanasia, while others say patients should have the choice to live or die. (
  • Euthanasia is legal in Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland, although in Switzerland the only thing that is legal is assisted suicide and the patient must help with the administration of the drug. (
  • The scientists from the Netherlands, where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are legal, found that such efforts frequently go awry. (
  • This is information that will come as a shock to the many members of the public -- including legislators and even some physicians -- who have never considered that the procedures involved in physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia might sometimes add to the suffering they are meant to alleviate," Dr. Sherwin Nuland of Yale University School of Medicine said in an accompanying Journal editorial. (
  • For this argument, euthanasia will be used to include assisted suicide. (
  • The use of euthanasia is related to assisted suicide or the intentional killing of a patient by physicians. (
  • Doctors are being bullied, silenced and coerced in a pro-euthanasia environment which is forcing those who object to medically assisted suicide to provide an effective referral for patients who wish to die, provincial legislators were told during hearings into Bill 84. (
  • OTTAWA - The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees conscience protection for physicians and overrides policies of medical bodies that want to compel health care professionals to participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide, argued a constitutional lawyer. (
  • The right being sought by many Ontario doctors to refuse to give patient referrals for euthanasia and assisted suicide will be addressed in committee meetings at Queen's Park in the next month. (
  • As society grapples with the rising cost of health care comes word of potential savings of up to $124 million annually from the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. (
  • Passive euthanasia differs from mercy killing or assisted suicide in that a doctor does not administer a substance or any treatment meant to deliberately end a person's life. (
  • This is based on data from the Disability and Health Journal published in January 2010 that reported 401 assisted suicide deaths in Washington state by the end of 2009, 246 assisted suicide deaths in Oregon from 1998 to 2005 reported by the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and 2,500 euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands as of 2009 reported by the Euthanasia Prevention Coaltition. (
  • Palliative care, which refers to all aspects of the support and care of terminally ill patients, helps to reduce the numbers of those requesting assisted suicide or active euthanasia. (
  • LISBON (Reuters) - The decriminalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide is a step closer to becoming a reality in Portugal after lawmakers approved a set of bills on Thursday, a move applauded by many but opposed by religious groups and conservatives. (
  • Euthanasia involves a physician taking an active role in ending a patient's life whereas in assisted suicide, the doctor provides a lethal substance for the patient to self-administer. (
  • Those against the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide have repeatedly argued Portugal should instead prioritise health care provided to the terminally ill. (
  • The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is making its way through the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the legislature. (
  • Legalizing euthanasia and/or assisted suicide entails setting out on a path toward the devaluation of the protection of human life whose boundaries are very difficult to foresee, as the experience of our circumstances shows us. (
  • The committee stressed that "euthanasia and/or assisted suicide are not signs of progress but rather a regression of civilization, since in a context in which the value of human life is often conditioned by criteria of social utility, economic interests, family responsibilities and the burden to the public or public spending, the legalization of early death would add a new set of problems. (
  • Although Europe is generally far more accepting of euthanasia or assisted suicide than the United States, only a handful of countries have formally legalized medical interventions to cause death. (
  • EDMONTON -- The bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories are calling on Catholics to mobilize and oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide even as the federal government looks to make it easier to qualify for a medically-induced death. (
  • VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A suburban Vancouver hospice is prepared to forego hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funding rather than bow to government pressure to provide euthanasia and assisted suicide. (
  • VATICAN CITY -- Religious leaders from the Catholic and Orthodox Churches joined with representatives from the Muslim and Jewish faiths to sign a joint declaration stating clear opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. (
  • Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he is "totally against" assisted suicide and euthanasia despite plans by his Government to "simplify and modernise" current laws. (
  • When asked in a BBC Radio Four interview whether he would support laws to permit euthanasia or assisted suicide, Mr Brown responded: "I am totally against laws on that. (
  • Active euthanasia is illegal across the U.S., but physician-assisted suicide, distinguished by patients themselves administering a prescribed lethal medication, is legal in California, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington state. (
  • Both euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal under Irish law. (
  • There are a number of countries where the law is less clear, and some forms of assisted suicide and passive euthanasia are legal but active euthanasia is illegal. (
  • For example, some types of assisted suicide and passive euthanasia are legal in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and the American state of Oregon. (
  • Below are some of the main arguments used by both supporters and opponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide. (
  • In the U.S., a Washington state study of doctors who performed euthanasia or assisted suicide found that pain figured in only thirty-five percent of the requests. (
  • Whatever the U.S. Supreme Court, the Australian Parliament, or other government bodies decide, involuntary euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide are likely to proliferate. (
  • The key difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide is that in cases of assisted suicide, the individual receives assistance, but ultimately voluntarily causes their own death. (
  • Debates about the ethics of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide date from ancient Greece and Rome. (
  • On May 31, 2013, the Maine state legislature rejected decriminalization of physician assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia (95-43). (
  • LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. (
  • Non-voluntary euthanasia (patient's consent unavailable) is legal in some countries under certain limited conditions, in both active and passive forms. (
  • Passive euthanasia (known as "pulling the plug") is legal under some circumstances in many countries. (
  • Passive euthanasia - where there is withdrawal of necessary medical treatment with the deliberate intention to hasten the death of a terminally-ill patient. (
  • However, later in Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug vs Union Of India, the Supreme Court in March 2011 held that passive euthanasia could be given a nod in case of exceptional circumstances and under strict monitoring of the apex court. (
  • Some people also use the term "passive euthanasia" to describe a death that occurs after undesired, life-sustaining medical treatment is withheld or withdrawn. (
  • That being so, "passive euthanasia" is not euthanasia, since death, when it comes - not everyone who has life-sustaining treatment dies as a result of withheld treatment - is naturally caused by the underlying illness or injury. (
  • When determination is made, family or loved ones could decide what the next step would be in case of passive euthanasia, which is hastening the death of a person by altering some form of support and letting nature take its course. (
  • In the article "Active and Passive Euthanasia," James Rachels argues that active euthanasia is not morally worse than passive euthanasia. (
  • There are also two procedural classifications of euthanasia which are passive, and active euthanasia. (
  • Passive euthanasia is when a doctor prescribes a patient increasing doses of medication which can be toxic. (
  • What is Passive Euthanasia? (
  • Passive euthanasia is the term applied to a doctor's actions in agreeing to withhold medical treatment from a terminally ill patient. (
  • The Netherlands legalized both active and passive euthanasia at the beginning of the 21st century. (
  • Passive euthanasia occurs when a doctor agrees to withdraw medical treatment when it becomes apparent that the patient will not recover from a terminal illness. (
  • Ways of implementing passive euthanasia may include not feeding a patient or discontinuing the administration of fluids necessary to keep the patient hydrated. (
  • Those in favor of using passive euthanasia when deemed necessary view it as a way to end a person's suffering when there is nothing else, medically, which can be done to save her or his life. (
  • Euthanasia laws in most jurisdictions do not consider passive euthanasia to be a criminal act. (
  • The difference between the two is highlighted by the fact that passive euthanasia is seen as a non-interference of death's imminence, while active euthanasia is the deliberate administering of medication or activity with the direct intent of causing a person's death. (
  • Although legal in most places, passive euthanasia and the right to die in cases of terminal illness is a hotly debated topic. (
  • Among the reasons that some oppose passive euthanasia is that unending pain and suffering or an altered state of consciousness may not be the sole reason for its request. (
  • Passive euthanasia may occur through over-medication. (
  • The Swiss Penal Code (Strafgesetzbuch, StGB) does not contain any explicit provisions governing passive euthanasia (not taking or discontinuing action to prolong life) and indirect active euthanasia (administering pain relief, the side effect of which is to shorten life). (
  • Passive euthanasia is deliberately leaving a patient without medical care so that they will die due to their condition at an earlier stage. (
  • The "passive" option can further be divided into what is known as "non-active" euthanasia. (
  • There is much debate in the moral philosophy community over whether there is any real philosophical difference between "active" and "passive" forms of euthanasia. (
  • The Supreme Court has indicated it might recognise the execution of 'living will' in cases of passive euthanasia, as right to die peacefully is part of fundamental right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution. (
  • A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra reserved its verdict on a plea seeking recognition of 'living will' made by a terminally-ill patient for passive euthanasia. (
  • The top court had recognised passive euthanasia in 2011 in Aruna Shanbaug's case by which it had permitted withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from patients not in a position to make an informed decision. (
  • Yesterday, the government had opposed granting legal validity to "living will" in cases of passive euthanasia, by telling the Supreme Court that it could be misused and may not be viable as a good public policy. (
  • Passive euthanasia, in which patients refuse treatment or require pain management to hasten death, is legal across the U.S., said. (
  • The case of Dr. Jack Kevorkian is called "active euthanasia" as opposed to what some would call "passive euthanasia. (
  • An example of passive euthanasia might be a terminally ill patient who refuses various available measures to fight off the disease. (
  • I think there's a gray area of comfort care/hospice versus passive euthanasia and i am very much in support of hospice when's its appropriate. (
  • Several major court cases advanced the legal rights of patients, or their guardians, to practice at least voluntary passive euthanasia (physician assisted death). (
  • Involuntary euthanasia (without asking consent or against the patient's will) is illegal in all countries and is usually considered murder. (
  • The prosecution argued that Graeme Wylie did not have the mental capacity to make the crucial decision to end his life, classing it as involuntary euthanasia . (
  • Involuntary Euthanasia is conducted without consent, where an individual makes a decision for another person incapable of doing so. (
  • In involuntary euthanasia, the person does not consent to being euthanized, and the choice was most likely made by a close family member. (
  • Involuntary euthanasia can be regarded as murder (NHS). (
  • Active euthanasia, however, is legal or de facto legal in only a handful of countries (for example: Belgium, Canada and Switzerland), which limit it to specific circumstances and require the approval of counselors and doctors or other specialists. (
  • Nine years later, Belgium amended its 2002 Euthanasia Act to extend the rights of euthanasia to minors. (
  • Belgium legalized euthanasia for terminally-ill adults in 2002. (
  • Several countries Switzerland, Colombia and Belgium tolerate euthanasia, although it has not been legalized. (
  • Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands already allow euthanasia under certain conditions, Reuters reported. (
  • A federal commission, half of whose 16 members must be medical doctors, was created by the 2002 law to examine all cases of euthanasia in Belgium and to ensure the procedures established by the law are respected. (
  • Belgium has become the first nation to legalise euthanasia for children of any age. (
  • Neighbouring Belgium has just become the first country to legislate in favour of child euthanasia at any age . (
  • Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002, but only for those who are in "constant and unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be alleviated. (
  • FLANDERS, Belgium, February 7, 2006 ( - Four hundred people were reported killed by euthanasia in Belgium in 2005, double the rate of four years ago. (
  • Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002, following the Netherlands to become the second European country to do so. (
  • Belgium recorded a record number of 1,432 cases of euthanasia in 2012, up 25 per cent from the previous year and the country is currently deciding whether to extend "mercy killing" legislation to children. (
  • Euthanasia carried out by doctors at the request of a patient is only legal in three European countries, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. (
  • The Roman Catholic Brothers of Charity in Belgium have capitulated to their home country's embrace of euthanasia. (
  • In Flanders, Belgium 4.6 per cent (one in 24) deaths were by euthanasia in 2013, up from 1.9 per cent in 2007. (
  • We cannot accept that euthanasia be presented as a 'happy ending,' " she was quoted by AP, noting that Belgium sets legal limits on who can legally buy cigarettes and alcohol - so why not restrict euthanasia? (
  • BRUSSELS, Belgium - Following a decision by the board of several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals to start performing euthanasia, the religious brothers who operate the hospitals said the policy change is unacceptable and cannot be implemented. (
  • In 2002 a new law in Belgium made the country one of only three in the world to legalize euthanasia. (
  • The practice of euthanasia in Belgium is not taken lightly, applicants must be of sound mind and the right age for approval. (
  • Patients who apply for euthanasia in Belgium must be suffering from an incurable condition that causes continuous and unbearable suffering. (
  • Less than 10 percent of all euthanasia cases in Belgium involve non-terminally ill patients. (
  • BRUSSELS - Belgium took a big step on Thursday to becoming the first country to allow euthanasia for incurably ill children, after the upper house of Parliament voted by a large majority to extend to minors a 2002 law legalizing the practice for adults. (
  • But Belgium - where adult euthanasia cases already number around 1,000 a year - is the first country to propose lifting all age restrictions. (
  • BRUSSELS, Belgium (BP) -- A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to die of euthanasia in Belgium, the French news agency AFP reported Sunday (Sept. 18). (
  • Belgium lifted age restrictions on euthanasia in 2014, becoming the first country in the world to allow terminally-ill children of any age to choose death, as long as certain conditions are met. (
  • Belgium is among at least five countries including the Netherlands, Luxembourg, India and Colombia that allow euthanasia, distinguished by the physician dispensing a death-causing agent directly, according to the online resource (
  • Euthanasia killings totaled more than 2,000 in Belgium last year among all ages, AFP reported. (
  • Active euthanasia is currently only legal in Belgium, Holland and Luxemburg. (
  • Euthanasia - when a doctor directly administers fatal drugs to a patient - is legal in Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland. (
  • In 2012, the number of euthanasia cases in Belgium increased by 25%, from 2011 reaching a record level of 1,432 since the practice was legalized in the country in 2002. (
  • A recent FCEE report on euthanasia in Belgium on 2010 and 2011, unfortunately available only in French, details the longer term trends since legalisation. (
  • So it seems that euthanasia is performed mostly in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium (Flanders). (
  • It seems that euthanasia has now been accepted as part of normal medical care in Belgium. (
  • On March 3, King Philippe of Belgium signed into law a euthanasia bill passed by lawmakers on Feb. 13. (
  • Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition noted that 32% of the assisted deaths are done without request, and 47% of the assisted deaths go unreported in the Flanders region of Belgium. (
  • The 2012 euthanasia statistics also show that there was a 25% increase in the number of assisted deaths in Belgium. (
  • In light of the new Belgium euthanasia law, the American College of Pediatricians released a searing statement on Feb. 20: "The killing of infants and children can never be endorsed by the American College of Pediatricians and should never be endorsed by any other ethical medical or social entity. (
  • This happened even before child euthanasia was legally allowed in Belgium. (
  • The official policy of the British Medical Association is to oppose all forms of euthanasia. (
  • Major faith groups in the United Kingdom published a joint letter to both Houses of Parliament on Friday in a bid to lobby against legalizing any forms of euthanasia ahead of this week s debate on the proposed Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill in the House of Lords. (
  • Legislators could include more specific provisions in the StGB or in another law, stating the circumstances under which these two forms of euthanasia would not be punishable acts. (
  • Theorists usually distinguish between voluntary (with the person's consent) involuntary (without their consent) and non-voluntary (when the person is unable to consent, such as a comatose patient) forms of euthanasia. (
  • Generally only voluntary and non-voluntary forms of euthanasia are legal. (
  • On February 13, 2014, an amendment to the 2002 Euthanasia Act made it legally permissible for minors, regardless of age, to pursue euthanasia as long as they fit a few specific criteria. (
  • The provisions of this amendment to the 2002 Euthanasia Act have distinguishable differences between the act applied to adults and minors. (
  • The American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine published an article this year that shows that in The Netherlands 3.3 per cent (one in 30) of deaths were by euthanasia in 2013, three times the percentage in 2002. (
  • Newser) - A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country's 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia. (
  • The upper line in the graph above is the total of euthanasia cases reported to the commission and shows an increase from 24 cases in 2002 to 1,133 in 2011 - a stunning overall increase of 4,620% in just ten years! (
  • Canadian historian Ian Dowbiggen 's 2003 book, A Merciful End , revealed the role that leading public figures, including Clarence Darrow and Jack London , played in advocating for the legalization of euthanasia. (
  • A year ago, I wrote on Living Wills, but with the legalization of euthanasia in the state of Victoria in Australia in November this year, I felt I must re-run the item from one year ago. (
  • It is bad enough that the Netherlands allow euthanasia, but to simply say - 'Oh by the way I am tired of living, give me the kill pill' is a dangerous and callous response. (
  • The Socialist-led coalition government in Portugal's neighbor Spain has also set in motion the legislative steps needed to allow euthanasia. (
  • Will our restrictive euthanasia law be revisited now the New South Wales parliament is introducing bipartisan legislation in August 2017? (
  • 80% of all reported cases of euthanasia take place in the northern Flanders region, where there is a network of doctors involved in the practice. (
  • The court ruled that in cases of euthanasia that were being performed on patients with severe dementia-and who'd earlier made a written request for euthanasia-the doctor 'did not have to verify the current desire to die. (
  • The anti-euthanasia group 'Cry for Life' gathered 25,000 signatures on a petition. (
  • In my very first anti-euthanasia column, published by Newsweek in 1993, I worried that once medicalized killing became accepted, it would soon be joined by "organ harvesting as a plum to society. (
  • 1793 words - 7 pages Euthanasia - Response to Anti Euthanasia Essay Euthanasia is a topic that provokes as much controversy as capital punishment, primarily because it is irreversible. (
  • Focus: Interview with terminally ill anti-euthanasia campaigner Vicki Walsh, as she and her husband meet with politicians in Wellington. (
  • Child euthanasia is a form of euthanasia that is applied to children who are gravely ill or suffer from significant birth defects. (
  • Like euthanasia, there is world-wide public controversy and ethical debate over the moral, philosophical and religious issues of child euthanasia. (
  • The concept of child euthanasia has sparked heavy debate. (
  • In 2018 Liberal Democrats legislator David Leyonhjelm introduced a bill into the Senate to remove the federal ban on the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory legislating for euthanasia. (
  • The previous policy called for the most immediate but humane method of euthanasia. (
  • The aim of emergency euthanasia is to provide a quick and humane death to prevent or minimize suffering. (
  • Some experts suggest that sedation of laboratory rodents with isoflurane before euthanasia with carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is a humane alternative to euthanasia with CO 2 alone, but little research has compared aversion with these agents. (
  • O ne of the most critical responsibilities of those in the animal care and sheltering field is to provide the most humane death possible for companion animals when euthanasia is necessary. (
  • In order to be humane, every euthanasia technique must result in painless, rapid unconsciousness, followed by cardiac or respiratory arrest, and ultimately death. (
  • The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recommends the injection of sodium pentobarbital, prepared specifically for use as a euthanasia product, as the preferred agent for the euthanasia of companion animals. (
  • Horse slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. (
  • Euthanasia is seen as a more humane alternative for terminally ill loved ones who are undergoing intense or unstoppable pain, and allowing a patient to die on his own terms is viewed as an act of mercy. (
  • Still if they are hopeless, euthanasia is a humane choice. (
  • According to Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor at Harvard Medical School, euthanasia is "a way of avoiding the complex and arduous efforts required of doctors and other health-care providers to ensure that dying patients receive humane, dignified care. (
  • Euthanasia in VIC: Can any terminally ill patient go to state to die? (
  • However, over-sedation before any euthanasia [or even as a form of euthanasia] procedure is endorsed by the AVMA. (
  • In 1997 an independent MLA Michael Moore put forward the Medical Treatment Amendment Bill to the ACT Legislative Assembly to provide a form of euthanasia for Canberra. (
  • Menstuff® has compiled information on the issue of euthanasia - bringing about of a gentle death in the case of incurable and painful disease. (
  • In January of 1997, contending forces in the U.S. pushed the issue of euthanasia all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (
  • The issue of euthanasia is one that Christ followers must not be quiet about. (
  • What are your personal experiences with the issue of euthanasia? (
  • Calves and bulls require special consideration in selecting the proper method of euthanasia. (
  • Sheltering personnel must consider many factors when choosing a method of euthanasia. (
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ventilation systems at poultry barns affected by bird flu would be shut off as a means of suffocating entire flocks if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours, according to a new federal bird flu control policy released Friday. (
  • Based on the current AVMA guidelines, the book offers step-by-step descriptions of the recommended methods of euthanasia, giving all the information needed to perform these techniques with confidence. (
  • Disease eradication plans for animal health emergencies necessitate methods of euthanasia that will facilitate rapid and efficient depopulation of animals while preserving their welfare to the greatest extent possible. (
  • Ms Barry said many advocates of euthanasia were unaware of the world-class palliative care available in New Zealand's 35 hospices, palliative care homes, and in hospitals. (
  • Recently, the line between proactive palliative care - applying pain medications that may hasten death - and euthanasia has become more blurred. (
  • Palliative care nurse Sonja Develter said she worries children can't understand the consequences of euthanasia and fears they would make the decision based on what they think their families want to hear. (
  • Wednesday saw the Federal Council acknowledge the "Euthanasia and Palliative Care - Does the Confederation Need to Act? (
  • The only alternative for a terminally ill person and their dignity is palliative care, not euthanasia, which from the perspective of legality and false compassion, totally destroys the dignity of the patient and places medical personnel and caregivers in the difficult situation of having to betray their most genuine vocation, which is to heal and provide care," the archbishop stressed. (
  • THE HAGUE The upper house of the Dutch parliament approved a euthanasia bill yesterday, making the Netherlands the first country to allow doctors to end the lives of patients suffering unbearably and without hope. (
  • Euthanasia has not been a criminal offence in Holland since 1984, when courts and the Royal Dutch Medical Association drew up ten clearly defined official guidelines and conditions for doctors. (
  • Since 2000, a change in Dutch law removed any possibility that doctors will be prosecuted for carrying out euthanasia. (
  • The Dutch trailblazed societal acceptance of euthanasia beginning in 1973, when a judge ruled that, if doctors followed certain guidelines when committing euthanasia, such as repeated death requests and acting lethally only when there is no other way to control suffering, they should not be punished. (
  • Such euthanasia killings remain felonious under Dutch law, but the law goes almost wholly unenforced. (
  • More recent events in the Netherlands show that the ever-expanding Dutch euthanasia license set into motion in 1973 shows no indication of slowing down. (
  • For example, the Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) wants to loosen the definition of "unbearable suffering" for euthanasia qualification to include non-medical issues. (
  • In the Netherlands, euthanasia is strictly defined as "the active termination of life at a patient's voluntary and well-informed request," according to the Royal Dutch Medical Association. (
  • In this study, we review the Dutch experience, with particular attention to the current practice of euthanasia on newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. (
  • AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Starting Monday, Dutch doctors may legally help end the lives of hopelessly ill patients suffering unbearable pain, as a law permitting euthanasia went into force. (
  • The Dutch law formalized and legalized rules that had existed for decades, under which euthanasia was outlawed but widely practiced and rarely prosecuted. (
  • Last week, figures showed that the number of Dutch people killed by medical euthanasia has more than doubled in the 10 years since legislation was changed to permit it, rising 13 per cent last year to 4,188. (
  • He says the Dutch government's considering extending euthanasia to anyone over 70 years old who feel they've fulfilled their role in life. (
  • In the Dutch study, Groenewoud's group reviewed 649 cases--535 in which doctors intended to perform euthanasia and 114 in which they intended to provide assistance. (
  • The most comprehensive study of the Dutch experience with euthanasia is the 1991 Remelink Report, which showed that "pain was a factor motivating requests for euthanasia in less than half of all cases. (
  • A survey published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that 64 percent of Dutch psychiatrists accept active euthanasia for patients who also suffer from mental illness. (
  • In some cases, medical treatment is stopped, or not started at all, said Wim Distelmans, chairman of Belgium's euthanasia evaluation committee. (
  • The case will revive Belgium's debate over medical euthanasia as statistics show a steep year on year increase in the number of patients killed by doctors after a request to die. (
  • Belgium's Chamber of Representatives voted on February 13 to pass a bill allowing children under 18 to request euthanasia with parental consent. (
  • The new law is Europe's most permissive law on euthanasia, with the Netherlands, Belgium's northern neighbor, allowing euthanasia for children over the age of 12, providing there is parental consent. (
  • Before the euthanasia law can be implemented, Belgium's monarch, King Philippe. (
  • Neither the teen's identity nor medical condition prior to the procedure were disclosed by Belgium's federal euthanasia commission charged with considering such requests, AFP reported. (
  • Belgium's law requires that child recipients of euthanasia be deemed "in a hopeless medical situation of constant and unbearable suffering that cannot be eased and which will cause death in the short term," AFP said. (
  • BRUSSELS (AP) - The Belgian House of Representatives has approved extending the country's euthanasia law to very sick children under 18, with some added restrictions. (
  • In Colombia euthanasia is legal due to a ruling by that country's supreme court (Republic of Colombia Constitutional Court: Sentence: no. (
  • Belgian lawmakers approved on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 a controversial euthanasia law. (
  • Belgian law sets no specific timetable for euthanasia to be carried out from the time a patient first expresses the wish to be put to death. (
  • BRUSSELS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The lower house of the Belgian Parliament passed a bill Thursday extending the right to euthanasia to minors, lawmakers said on Twitter. (
  • Belgian religious groups also publicly opposed the new euthanasia law. (
  • Mr. Mahoux said in an interview before the vote that euthanasia for terminally ill children was already practiced on occasion in some Belgian hospitals and that the law would not lead to a surge in medically accelerated death among sick children but would save doctors from potential criminal prosecution. (
  • Other Belgian minors have requested euthanasia but were denied, Herremans told AFP, describing the approval procedure as "very controlled," "often very long," and particularly difficult when it concerns minors. (
  • Netherlands, first country to legalize euthanasia. (
  • A few proposals to legalize euthanasia were made in the United States and Germany during the latter portion of the nineteenth century. (
  • It is this line of reasoning that demands the United States government legalize voluntary euthanasia to retain any shred of ethicality. (
  • Archbishop Cerro also questioned the intentions of the political class seeking to legalize euthanasia, since "the legalization of any immoral action" inevitably leads to more and more situations where it is allowed. (
  • These developments suggest that the current debate in the Netherlands has shifted from the level of medical-ethical arguments, justifying or opposing euthanasia within the doctor-patient relationship, to the socioethical and political problem of whatever and how to regulate or legalize the actual practice of euthanasia, given newly accumulated empirical data. (
  • I don't want that euthanasia will be legalize in the philippines because it is a crime. (
  • Over the next 35 years, debates about euthanasia raged in the United States which resulted in an Ohio bill to legalize euthanasia in 1906, a bill that was ultimately defeated. (
  • General view shows the Portuguese parliament during a debate on five bills proposing the legalisation of euthanasia, in Lisbon, Portugal February 20, 2020. (
  • Four years after Bente Hindriks' death, Dr. Verhagen began campaigning for policy change that called for permitting infant euthanasia under specifically strict guidelines. (
  • He felt that strict regulations on infant euthanasia would prevent uncontrolled and unjustified instances of euthanasia. (
  • Before this, there had been an estimated 10 to 15 cases of infant euthanasia in the Netherlands each year between 1997 and 2004, but only about a fifth were reported. (
  • Opponents argued that this would lead to a slippery slope of infant euthanasia. (
  • Having infant euthanasia as an option allows mothers to be sure that their baby has no chance of survival before ending its life. (
  • There are anecdotes - stories that come up in quiet, informal conversations between professionals - of infant euthanasia in other countries, but in most places publicly admitting to it is tantamount to admitting murder. (
  • Most recently, Holland has even been planning on further relaxation of the law to allow infant euthanasia. (
  • The amendment states that minors who request euthanasia must exhibit the ability to judge their current state of affairs when in a "medically futile condition of constant and unbearable physical suffering that cannot be alleviated and that will, within a short period of time, result in death, and results from serious and incurable disorder caused by illness or accident. (
  • Spain passed a law permitting euthanasia on Thursday for people with serious, chronic illness, no chance of recovery and unbearable suffering. (
  • Spain's euthanasia law permits people who have "serious, chronic illness with no chance of recovery and with unbearable suffering" to request assistance from a doctor to end their life, according to the bill posted on parliament's website. (
  • After almost a year of discussions, the KNMG has published a paper which says a combination of social factors and diseases and ailments that are not terminal may also qualify as unbearable and lasting suffering under the Euthanasia Act. (
  • Unbearable suffering for euthanasia can be both physical and psychological. (
  • The law states that a child would have to be terminally ill, face "unbearable physical suffering," and make repeated requests to die before euthanasia is considered. (
  • Under the amended law, euthanasia would become legal for children afflicted with "constant and unbearable physical suffering" and equipped "with a capacity of discernment. (
  • Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary: Voluntary euthanasia is legal in a growing number of countries. (
  • In some countries divisive public controversy occurs over the moral, ethical, and legal issues associated with euthanasia. (
  • Euthanasia was legal for a period between 1996 and 1997 in the Northern Territory , until a federal law overturning the territory law (and removing the right of territories to legislate on euthanasia) was passed. (
  • It is, however, only right that euthanasia should be regulated with stringent legal restrictions and that anyone who is terminally ill and wishing to die should be mentally competent and assessed by two doctors six months beforehand. (
  • Legal avenues having been exhausted, the only path left open to them was to lobby the government to change the law to allow voluntary euthanasia. (
  • Euthanasia has been commonplace in Holland for 25 years, and legal challenge has been rare. (
  • Voluntary euthanasia is set to become legal in Victoria after historic laws passed the upper house on Wednesday, despite ferocious opposition from conservative MPs. (
  • The child's request for euthanasia, as well as the agreement by parents or legal representatives, must be delivered in writing. (
  • Euthanasia is legal in Washington State. (
  • To the extent that euthanasia means taking positive measures to end someone else's life, I am against it and I hope that it will not become legal. (
  • It is stated in the letter, "In Holland 1 in every 32 deaths arises from legal or illegal euthanasia: a similar law here could lead to some 13,000 deaths a year. (
  • Why should Euthanasia be legal in Canada? (
  • Active Euthanasia, Far more controversial, involves causing the death of a person through a direct action, in response to a request from that person (The Legal Dictionary). (
  • The research found that suicide rates have increased between five and 15-percent in countries where euthanasia is legal. (
  • Other considerations include the number and types of animals handled, the number of employees available, the training available for euthanasia personnel, and legal limitations. (
  • Euthanasia should not be legal because it grasps one's life before the natural occurrence of death takes place. (
  • Supporters also believe that euthanasia should be a basic right - that people have the right to choose when they die and how they die - and that because a person's own death doesn't bother anyone else, it should be legal to die if that choice is made. (
  • Euthanasia has been legal in Switzerland for over 50 years and Norway joined them this year. (
  • There are solid health, ethical, legal, economic and social reasons to reject the transformation of euthanasia into a subjective right and a public benefit," the Oct. 6 CBE report states . (
  • In this contribution, we will discuss the present state of the debate, first through analysis of research into the practice of euthanasia and then through a moral evaluation of its political and legal implications. (
  • They have reviewed the laws and practices in every country with legal euthanasia and how they have been modified. (
  • In the United States legal and ethical debates about euthanasia became more prominent in the Karen Ann Quinlan case who went into a coma after allegedly mixing tranquilizers with alcohol, surviving biologically for 9 years in a " persistent vegetative state " even after the New Jersey Supreme Court approval to remove her from a respirator. (
  • LaCrosse, WI ( -- Wisconsin Right to Life has filed a legal motion to attempt to intervene on the behalf of a disabled woman there who has become the target of euthanasia. (
  • It is important to note that only acts which intentionally end life using barbiturates (Article 2 of the law on euthanasia) meet the legal definition of legal euthanasia so these figures do not include people killed by deliberate overdosage with morphine, withdrawal of treatment with explicit aim of ending life or 'terminal sedation' with the aim of hastening death. (
  • There are, of course, groups like the Hemlock Society that promote euthanasia as a civil liberties issue, & they are on firm legal & ethical ground- BUT, never underestimate the political process s ability to bastardize common sense- if such a thing can exist in a world filled with dunces. (
  • The ACT government in 2016 called for euthanasia laws to be returned for decision to our legislature but stopped short of introducing legislation. (
  • Euthanasia`s literal translation from its Greek origin means "Good Death" but is defined as "an intentional termination of life by another under the explicit request of the person who wishes to die. (
  • I think that there is a difference: suicide is the active termination of life, while euthanasia is the termination of life at the end of one's life or during extreme pain. (
  • Until now, factors such as income or a patient's social life played almost no role when physicians were considering a euthanasia request. (
  • Active" euthanasia occurs when a doctor administers medication intending it will shorten a patient's life. (
  • The Court concludes that the doctor ended the patient's life by administering euthanasia at the explicit and serious request of the patient," a statement from the court said. (
  • This is called Euthanasia, which means the termination of a patient's life who is suffering from excruciating pain and a terminal disease. (
  • Active euthanasia is the act of directly terminating the patient's life, often with a series of drugs that are designed or are known to be immediately fatal. (
  • The word "euthanasia" was first used in a medical context by Francis Bacon in the 17th century, to refer to an easy, painless, happy death, during which it was a "physician's responsibility to alleviate the 'physical sufferings' of the body. (
  • The following death doctors worked in Hartheim: Head: Rudolf Lonauer: 1 April 1940 to April 1945 Deputy head: Georg Renno: May 1940 to February 1945 The Action T4 euthanasia centres had intermediate holding stations for victims. (
  • This kind of purposeful death is called "euthanasia," and which many people refer to as "putting your pet down. (
  • Euthanasia is the induction of painless death. (
  • Euthanasia donors are, on average, younger than other cardiac death donors. (
  • Better transplant results may therefore occur in organ donation after euthanasia compared with donation after other causes of cardiac death, but additional studies are required. (
  • Euthanasia is translated from Greek as "good death" or "easy death. (
  • Voluntary euthanasia in which the intent is to cause the patient's death in a SINGLE act. (
  • Despite the fact that death is a cyclical part of life, humans still have a very difficult time dealing with issues surrounding terminal illness: hospice, do not resuscitate, costs for survival, euthanasia, and conversations about end of life planning. (
  • of life, death, meaning and virtue, it is not shocking that, for countless people, religious convictions are the core reasoning for their outlook on euthanasia. (
  • Euthanasia is defined as the mode or act of inducing death painlessly or as a relief for pain. (
  • The word Euthanasia means "Good Death" and is also the name of one of the greatest controversities alongside abortion. (
  • Though Physicians Assisted Death and euthanasia ultimately result in the same ending they are different. (
  • euthanasia is a death made possible when a patient who is unable to commit the death causing act by themselves, grants a physician the right to terminate a their life. (
  • That difference plays a critical role in the legalization of physician assisted death and euthanasia. (
  • Oregon has passed the death with dignity act, upheld by the supreme court which legalizes Euthanasia under very specific circumstances. (
  • The term "euthanasia" is derived from Greek, meaning "good death. (
  • Euthanasia came from the Greek for good ("eu") and death ("thanatos") "good death"(Sklansky, (2001) p.5. (
  • There are more than four types of euthanasia such as active euthanasia, which means that death is caused directly by another person by giving the patient a poisonous injection. (
  • Euthanasia, meaning 'gentle, easy death', is known as the act of ending somebody's life painlessly in order to relieve suffering. (
  • While "euthanasia" is defined as a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering, slaughter is a brutal and terrifying end for horses. (
  • 4. According to the 1980 declaration from the Vatican, Jura et Bona, "euthanasia", or "mercy killing" is defined as "an action or an omission which of itself or by intention causes death, in order that all suffering may in this way be eliminated. (
  • Definition of euthanasia: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. (
  • The bill is invalid not only because it decriminalizes euthanasia as an exception to the general rule requiring life to be protected, but also because it recognizes death as a right that can be incorporated into the list of public health benefits, the committee noted. (
  • Euthanasia (Greek for 'good death ') is the act of ending, or aiding in ending, the life of another person due to some compelling circumstances. (
  • Specifically, the 2013 guidelines acknowledge euthanasia as a process that involves more than just what happens to an animal at the time of its death. (
  • Fortunately, there are very few children who are considered [for euthanasia] but that does not mean we should refuse them the right to a dignified death," euthanasia commission chief Wim Distelmans told AFP. (
  • In euthanasia the individual does not directly end their life, but another person acts to cause the individual's death. (
  • Euthanasia efforts were revived during the 1960s and 1970s, under the right-to-die rubric, physician assisted death in liberal bioethics, and through advance directives and do not resuscitate orders. (
  • This euthanasia law gives adults inordinate power to make life-or-death decisions over vulnerable children. (
  • Definitions such as that offered by the House of Lords Select committee on Medical Ethics take this path, where euthanasia is defined as "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering. (
  • Is Euthanasia Corrupting Transplant Medical Ethics? (
  • Euthanasia corrupts everything it touches-including, it would seem, the ethics of organ transplant medicine. (
  • Euthanasia is contradictory to the ethics presented by the oath! (
  • People such as Joseph Fletcher, founder of Situation Ethics, may suggest that euthanasia may be the most loving thing in certain situations, and is therefore morally right. (
  • Euthanasia, Ethics and. (
  • Involuntary or nonvoluntary euthanasia" is the mercy killing of a medically or legally incompetent person, such as a child or a demented elderly patient, at the request of, or by, a caregiver or family member. (
  • UK Obstetricians propose to actively practice euthanasia and allow mercy killing of severely disabled newborn babies. (
  • While unbelievable, the College justifies the mercy killings of severely disabled babies in the following way: that "active euthanasia" should be considered for the overall benefit of families who would otherwise suffer years of emotional and financial suffering. (
  • Many doctors oppose to Euthanasia and mercy killing. (
  • Strongly opposing to the proposal of Euthanasia and Mercy Killing of severely disabled and sick babies, we conclude by asking, if the societies take this road how far will they go, who is next: the severely ill adults, the weak elderly? (
  • If at all, under what circumstances can euthanasia be justified? (
  • However, in some circumstances a veterinarian may not be readily available to assist in the evaluation and euthanasia of an animal. (
  • While these "circumstances" have connotations of "disposing of the useless ," in modern discussions it usually refers to helping end the suffering of the terminally ill. [1] Euthanasia can be a form of homicide when another person carries it out. (
  • Depending on the circumstances (see below), euthanasia is regarded as either manslaughter or murder and is punishable by up to life imprisonment. (
  • Those in favor of euthanasia concentrate on the "dignity" of the process when compared to more painful deaths at the hands of crippling diseases . (
  • The 2013 Report of the American Veterinary Medical Association Panel on Euthanasia classifies barbiturate (injectable) euthanasia of ruminants as acceptable, and gunshot and penetrating captive bolts as conditionally acceptable. (
  • Since the first Panel on Euthanasia was convened 50 years ago, the AVMA guidelines have helped veterinarians protect the welfare of animals by setting criteria for euthanasia and specifying appropriate methods and agents. (
  • As we learn more about animals, their physiology and psychology, it's important to update and sometimes change our approaches to euthanasia to ensure that we continue to protect their welfare as best as possible," Dr. Steven Leary, chair of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia, said. (
  • This sparked debate about decriminalising euthanasia. (
  • [8] Decriminalisation of Euthanasia in Australia is supported by the Science Party , [9] Australian Greens , the Secular Party of Australia , the Reason Party , and the Liberal Democratic Party . (
  • Counterexamples can be given: such definitions may encompass killing a person suffering from an incurable disease for personal gain (such as to claim an inheritance), and commentators such as Tom Beauchamp and Arnold Davidson have argued that doing so would constitute "murder simpliciter" rather than euthanasia. (
  • We talk to campaigner, Mickey Charouneau, from the charity, Dignity in Dying, who campaigns for the legalisation of assisted dying and Dr Thomas Stuttaford, patron of Alzheimer's Research UK , who feels that euthanasia could open the door to state-sanctioned murder. (
  • A nursing home doctor has been acquitted of the murder of an elderly woman with severe dementia following a closely watched euthanasia trial in the Netherlands. (
  • Euthanasia is currently illegal and punishable as murder throughout the United States . (
  • Euthanasia is the justification of murder for some apparent good. (
  • 3] More influential was the report of the Committe on the Study of Medical Practice concerning Euthanasia (also called the Remmelink Committee after its president, attorney general of the Supreme Court J. Remmelink). (
  • Barak says the debate centres on choice, rights and dignity, but euthanasia becomes discriminatory. (
  • At the same time, they in turn invoke "dignity" to argue that euthanasia diminishes this. (
  • Being the first country to legislate euthanasia 'is something to be ashamed of. (
  • As of 2006[update] euthanasia had become the most active area of research in bioethics. (
  • In some countries - such as Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan - support for active euthanasia is almost non-existent. (
  • Though illegal at the time, Bente's parents wished to end her suffering with active euthanasia. (
  • Euthanasia in the Netherlands is generally assumed to be active and voluntary, but some cases of pediatric euthanasia would have to be characterized as nonvoluntary. (
  • Non-active euthanasia can also include switching off life support machines or removing feeding tubes, such as in the case of Terri Schiavo . (
  • For example, the utilitarian position holds that the two are equivalent, or that "active" euthanasia is often better in order to save pain. (
  • Despite the fact that, legally, active euthanasia is a criminal offense, physicians are quite open about practicing it. (
  • Several court cases have upheld various forms of active euthanasia in this country. (
  • If adopted, it will decriminalize euthanasia for children, if they are in great pain, suffer from a terminal condition and are expected to die soon. (
  • National Party MP Maggie Barry says the standard of healthcare for New Zealanders with terminal and chronic illnesses is so high euthanasia should not be considered as an alternative. (
  • This act is usually conducted by people with terminal illness, however there are other incidents which lead to euthanasia. (
  • Euthanasia If you had a terminal illness and were suffering daily, what would you like to do to change that? (
  • According to Paul Keating "Euthanasia is a Threshold Moment We Should Not Cross" from The Sydney Morning Herald, euthanasia is a negative form of treatment for patients with terminal illnesses and has negative effects on other aspects of society. (
  • Thursday's win came two years after parliament rejected a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia for terminal patients in the Catholic-majority country by a narrow margin. (
  • For example, a doctor who gave a patient with terminal cancer an overdose of muscle relaxants to end their life would be considered to have committed euthanasia. (
  • Ana Figueiredo, a math teacher, became a supporter of euthanasia after her 70-year-old father with terminal cancer killed himself with a gun almost six years ago. (
  • Philip Nitschke , an Australian physician and author, is a prominent international campaigner on euthanasia. (
  • Like for adults desiring euthanasia, that diagnosis and prognosis must be agreed upon by the treating physician and an outsider brought in to give a second opinion. (
  • In 1920, two highly respected German academics, Karl Binding, a law professor, and Alfred Hoche, a physician, wrote Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life , which advocated euthanasia as a compassionate "healing treatment. (
  • Voluntary euthanasia in which the physician is given the option to refuse prescription of futile drugs. (
  • To carry out the euthanasia, the physician drugged the patient's coffee without her knowledge and then had family members restrain the woman while delivering the fatal injection, reports the AP . (
  • In 2005, the Netherlands became the first country to decriminalize euthanasia for infants with hopeless prognosis and intractable pain. (
  • The ethical debate can be broken down into two categories: Euthanasia reserved for neonates and infants. (
  • Now, while euthanasia remains technically illegal for infants in the Netherlands, doctors are not prosecuted so long as the protocol's criteria are met. (
  • Pediatric euthanasia is currently practiced in the Netherlands on newborns, infants, children, and adolescents, although exact numbers are not known. (
  • Michael Wreen argued that "the principal thing that distinguishes euthanasia from intentional killing simpliciter is the agent's motive: it must be a good motive insofar as the good of the person killed is concerned. (
  • Euthanasia, at least as the term is presently utilized, involves intentional killing. (
  • Euthanasia is the intentional cessation of an intolerable life by means involving minimal pain. (
  • There are two types of euthanasia: voluntary and involuntary. (
  • Euthanasia can be mainly categorized as voluntary and involuntary. (
  • The law presupposes a long doctor-patient relationship, and excludes the possibility of euthanasia for nonresidents of the Netherlands. (
  • Euthanasia is illegal in the UK, as it is in other European countries apart from the Netherlands. (
  • Euthanasia in The Netherlands. (
  • Much of the motivation behind the euthanasia movement and the performance of pediatric euthanasia in the Netherlands is a genuine, compassionate desire to alleviate pain and suffering. (
  • In 2005, a total of 2410 deaths by euthanasia or pas were reported, representing 1.7% of all deaths in the Netherlands. (
  • November 16, 2015 ( AlexSchadenberg ) -- The Netherlands euthanasia lobby has renewed their push for a kill pill that would be made available, free of charge and upon request, to people who are over the age of 70. (
  • In 2010 , the Netherlands euthanasia lobby collected signatures supporting the "last will pill" for people over 70. (
  • Since the 1973 Leeuwarden trial of a doctor who killed a patient requesting euthanasia, public debate on euthanasia in the Netherlands has become come more intense. (
  • The task of this committee was not to advise the government about legalizing euthanasia, but to investigate the current practice in the Netherlands. (
  • The Netherlands allows euthanasia in special cases for gravely ill patients 12 or older. (
  • A study of physicians who care for nursing-home patients in the Netherlands found that pain was the main rationale in only eleven percent of euthanasia requests. (
  • In the Netherlands, you can order a mobile euthanasia van to your house. (
  • Tada is a leading disability advocate and campaigner against euthanasia and abortion in the U.S. state of California. (
  • Likewise, James Field argued that euthanasia entails a sense of compassion towards the patient, in contrast to the diverse non-compassionate motives of serial killers who work in health care professions. (
  • Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques helps practitioners, students, and technicians expand their knowledge base and provide competent, compassionate euthanasia services. (
  • It is a binding obligation of shelter administrators to evaluate current euthanasia procedures frequently, ensure that animals are being properly handled, and verify that employees are competent, compassionate, and properly trained. (
  • As veterinarians, we need to rethink what a meaningful and spiritual honor it truly is for us to oversee and minister compassionate euthanasia services for beloved pets. (
  • However, when we ask our clients to rethink they are keeping the ancient contract with responsibility to the end, a compassionate euthanasia may be less emotionally painful for all involved. (
  • Our entire profession needs to quit feeling so bummed out and burned out about compassionate euthanasia. (
  • Providing a compassionate euthanasia (with candles, flowers, and poems) should be considered a "balloon" or a "lifter" and an opportunity to alleviate a heartbreaking event. (
  • Teach them to feel better about themselves and to elevate their blessed role knowing their compassionate work with clients regarding euthanasia is keeping loyal to the most difficult aspect of the ancient contract of the good shepherd. (
  • [3] States that have debated euthanasia legislation and failed to pass it include Tasmania , South Australia and New South Wales . (
  • Her daughter, Ella-Louise, would not have qualified for euthanasia under the conditions set by the measure, but van Roy said she still supports the legislation. (
  • In November 1989 the government (a coalition of the Christian Democratic Party and the Socialist Party) announced its intention to suspend political debate on legislation in order to obtain an empirical understanding of the frequency and nature of euthanasia in medical practice. (
  • As such, this type of euthanasia is viewed by many as a way to end suffering in terminally ill patients. (
  • The pragmatic argument states that many of the practices used in end-of-life care are essentially a type of euthanasia in all but name. (
  • If all that matters is consent -the clear implication of this letter-why would donors have to be suffering sufficiently to qualify for euthanasia? (
  • The new law also allows patients to leave a written request for euthanasia, giving doctors the right to use their own discretion when patients become too physically or mentally ill to decide for themselves. (
  • The statement addressed the impracticality of its "discernment" requirement, noting: "According to the current draft law, the ability of the minor to discern is a condition of admissibility of the request for euthanasia. (
  • However a principal argument against euthanasia that unscrupulous relatives will kill off granny is overcome by the three doctors and the twelve months to live provisions, so one is left with a moral objection which is a personal belief and should not, for once, influence majority sentiments. (
  • The key difference between euthanasia and PAD is who administers the lethal dose of medication. (
  • Euthanasia is defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. (
  • Is Euthanasia a Slippery Slope? (