India’s Terri Schiavo awaits her fate
Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.
5 Mar 2011 | CAREFUL! |
The fate of an Indian Terri Schiavo will be decided on Monday by the Supreme Court in Delhi. Aruna Shanbaug, a Mumbai nurse, has been in a coma since 1973, after she was strangled and sexually abused in a hospital ward.
Even euthanasia has its funny side
3 Mar 2011 | FEATURES |
The world's most famous euthanasia activist is thinking about moving into stand-up comedy.
Philip Nitschke is a joke. Seriously.
28 Feb 2011 | CAREFUL! |
Jim Carrey. Ricky Gervais. Adam Sandler. Steve Martin. All well-known comedians. How about adding to the list Philip Nitschke?
Most locked-in patients are happy, study finds
27 Feb 2011 | CAREFUL! |
What medical condition would definitely make life not worth living? At the top of most people’s lists would be locked-in syndrome: complete paralysis and inability to communicate other than by blinking. It was made famous in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, a book and a film about French journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby.
Report on shameful care of UK elderly could inflame euthanasia debate
19 Feb 2011 | CAREFUL! |
A harrowing report on care for the elderly has accused the UK hospital system of lacking care and compassion and failing to meet even the most basic standards of care.
Assisted suicide battle moves to Idaho
12 Feb 2011 | CAREFUL! |
With physician-assisted suicide legal in neighbouring Washington and Oregon, Idaho legislators have introduced a bill to ban it in their state. It would make assisting another person in a suicide (or an attempted suicide) a crime. The state attorney-general says that Idaho does not have a statute banning assisted suicide.
Same old, same old
10 Feb 2011 | FEATURES |
The ageing rock star of ethics, Peter Singer, is still playing the same taboo-smashing tunes.
9 Feb 2011 | FEATURES |
This week a committee of the Hawaii Senate voted to shelve a bill for physician-assisted suicide after listening to emotional public testimony. Here are some of the stories.
German doctors set to support assisted suicide
3 Feb 2011 | CAREFUL! |
The professional association for German doctors may soon relax its disapproval of physician assisted suicide. President of the Bundesärztekammer (BAK, or National Medical Association), Jörg-Diettrich Hoppe, says that new guidelines are being finalised and will be published in the first half of the year.
French Senate rejects euthanasia
2 Feb 2011 | CAREFUL! |
After a passionate debate the French Senate has scuppered a bill allowing physician-assisted suicide. The margin was convincing – 170 to 142.
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