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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    suicide provider Exit has officially sanctioned assisted suicide on the grounds of old age Swiss doctor acquitted after assisted suicide Michael Cook 26 April 2014 Comments tags assisted suicide Switzerland Changes could be afoot in Swiss legislation after a doctor was acquitted this week of violating regulations for assisted suicide Analysis of legal assisted suicide in Switzerland Michael Cook 09 March 2014 Comments tags assisted suicide slippery slope Switzerland Women are the most vulnerable Looks that killed Xavier Symons 02 March 2014 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas Switzerland Are crows feet good enough reason for assisted suicide Switzerland a suicide magnet Michael Cook 01 June 2013 Comments tags assisted suicide Switzerland To describe Switzerland as a Mecca for suicide tourism is hyperbole but suicide facilities would draw as many people as yodelling and cowbells Switzerland s peculiar institution Michael Cook 01 June 2013 Comments tags assisted suicide Switzerland What is the position of the law on assisted suicide in Switzerland Switzerland told to clarify vague assisted suicide laws Xavier Symons 25 May 2013 Comments tags assisted suicide Switzerland A European Court has told Switzerland to make its euthanasia laws more specific after an 82 year old woman seeking the procedure on the grounds of old age was denied it Swiss healthcare worker posts images of corpse on Facebook Michael Cook 09 March 2013 Comments tags privacy Switzerland An unidentified aged care worker in Switzerland has been charged after posting pictures on Facebook sitting next to the corpse of an old woman Significant stress after witnessing assisted suicide Michael Cook 05 October 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Switzerland Relatives and friends of a person who commits assisted suicide have a high rate of post traumatic stress disorder and depression according to a Swiss study in the latest issue of European Psychiatry

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Switzerland (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: British woman ‘weary of modern life’ euthanased in Switzerland
    that computers and social media had taken humanity out of our interactions and was appalled at comfort seeking short cuts that people took in modern life In an interview with the Sunday Times shortly before her death Anne said They say adapt or die At my age I feel that I can t adapt because the new age is not an age that I grew up to understand I see everything as cutting corners All the old fashioned ways of doing things have gone She was also anxious about overcrowding and pollution in cities Anne s application to Dignitas was overseen by de registered doctor Michael Irwin the founder of the Society for Old Age Rational Suicide Soars MORE ON THESE TOPICS Dignitas end of life euthanasia existential suffering This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/british_woman_weary_of_modern_life_euthanatised_in_switzerland/10929 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    it until their dying moments Near death experiences spiritual or neurological Xavier Symons 17 August 2013 Comments tags end of life near death experiences Scientists are moving closer to a naturalistic account of near death experiences Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that heightened brain activity can take place even after death UK healthcare groups release statement on Liverpool Care Pathway Michael Cook 21 October 2012 Comments tags end of life Liverpool Care Pathway Liverpool Care Pathway has the confidence of 22 healthcare groups After winning the right to die NY woman wants to live Michael Cook 08 October 2012 Comments tags end of life informed consent medical futility After winning the right to refuse life sustaining treatment a young Korean woman in New York has decided that she wants to live Mind that gallows humour Michael Cook 07 September 2012 Comments tags end of life palliative care Commonly used palliative care practices are often misconstrued as euthanasia or murder even though the treating physician may have no intention of killing a patient One reason for this may be gallows humour according to an article in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings An online survey of palliative health care physicians found that 72 had been called Dr Death or something similar in the past year mostly by other physicians but also by family members and patients A wish to die or a cry for help Michael Cook 26 May 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide end of life euthanasia He s sick and tired of the pain and indignity and wants to die is the most common reason for assisted suicide and euthanasia However a thought provoking study in the journal PLoS One by researchers from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona suggests that this statement raises far more questions than it answers British nurses could be jailed for mentioning assisted suicide Jared Yee 28 October 2011 Comments tags assisted suicide end of life euthanasia nurses suicide Nurses will be warned that they could go to prison if they talk to patients about assisted suicide They will be told that they face prosecution if they are found to have spoken about any aspect of assisted suicide with patients who go on to kill themselves UK hospitals secretly use do not resuscitate orders Jared Yee 26 October 2011 Comments tags do not resuscitate end of life euthanasia UK Hospitals in the UK have used do not resuscitate orders secretly to bring elderly patients to an early death an investigation has found Elder abuse epidemic looming says MacArthur genius fellow Michael Cook 01 October 2011 Comments tags end of life A MacArthur genius fellowship awarded to an elder abuse activist highlights the difficulties of ensuring high quality end of life care Marie Therese Connolly 54 a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and the architect of the Elder Justice Act a law passed by the US Congress last year has received a US 500 000 grant for her ground

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/end+of+life (2016-02-18)
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  • Euthanasia on the rise in Netherlands
    most occasions the report states patients were euthanized in their homes having had their request for euthanasia approved by a general practitioner In only four cases the committees deemed physicians to have failed to act in accordance with their duty of care to patients In the vast majority of cases 3888 the reason for euthanasia was cancer the next most common reason being cardiovascular disease 247 41 patients were euthanized on account of psychiatric disorders A spokesperson for the review committees said that the increase might indicate a growing social acceptance of euthanasia The director of the Dutch Voluntary End of Life Association NVVE Robert Schurink said that the report indicates changing values in society self determination now prevails over fate patients want to take control when conscious MORE ON THESE TOPICS euthanasia Netherlands This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/euthanasia-on-the-rise-in-netherlands/11605 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    euthanasia euthanasia But the bill has been condemned by members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Belgian Senate approves child euthanasia Michael Cook 15 December 2013 Comments tags Belgium child euthanasia euthanasia The outcome was expected but overseas observers were astonished at the margin of victory By a vote of 50 to 17 the Belgian Senate has approved euthanasia for children Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/child+euthanasia (2016-02-18)
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  • Dutch right-to-die group promotes euthanasia in schools
    materials There are videos offering different though all supportive perspectives on euthanasia a 26 year old woman with muscular dystrophy who opted for euthanasia a 17 year old girl who s grandmother asked for euthanasia and a doctor who performs euthanasia There is also a cartoon infographic guiding children through the steps involved in euthanasia At the end of the materials one finds a black humour section intended to lighten up the rather heavy subject for young children The first class was run last Thursday morning at Amsterdam North s Hyperion Lyceum NVVE director Robert Schurink and employee Wiek Heldens led the first class with subsequent classes to be run by teachers from the school Producing a school curriculum program has been a long cherished wish of the NVVE and they are very happy with the resources that have been released MORE ON THESE TOPICS euthanasia Netherlands schools This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/dutch-right-to-die-group-promotes-euthanasia-in-schools/11566 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    latest project to bolster public support and acceptance of euthanasia a school curriculum program Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/schools (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Mixed signals from Netherlands and Belgium about euthanasia
    the countryside assessing patients requests for euthanasia Nevertheless it granted fewer requests for euthanasia and physician assisted suicide than are granted in the Netherlands on the whole So the report which was funded by the end of life clinic paints a picture of moderation and sound judgement on the part of euthanasia doctors From Flanders the Dutch speaking region of Belgium comes a different picture Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002 Between 2007 and 2013 the prevalence of euthanasia there rose from 1 9 to 4 6 of all deaths One in every 20 deaths is by euthanasia nowadays The Flemish authors attempt to explain this enormous change in social mores First they argue that values of autonomy and self determination have become more important for the Flemish And approval of euthanasia continues to rise perhaps with the help of very positive reporting in the media The second reason is that doctors are more willing to perform euthanasia Like their fellow citizens they esteem autonomy but they also are confident that they will not be prosecuted Euthanasia is treated as part of the palliative care continuum as formally expressed in a position statement from the Federation of Palliative Care Flanders American observers were alarmed by this new data As the number of overall deaths like this becomes more frequent than 1 in 20 say I think red flags really need to be raised the author of a commentary in same issue Dr Barron Lerner told Reuters Most of us were trained to never condone speeding death at all he added To the degree that some physicians are comfortable doing so they will be in cases in which someone has an intractable physical suffering that will only persist or get worse it is quite a leap for most of us to also

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/mixed-signals-from-netherlands-and-belgium-about-euthanasia/11526 (2016-02-18)
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