How my mother died
Tom Mortier | 04 February 2013 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A mentally-ill Belgian woman sought euthanasia to escape her problems. The doctors told her, sure, why not?
Amour: does old age have any honour left?
Margaret Somerville | 24 January 2013 |
tags: ageing, euthanasia, film reviews
A harrowing film about a French couple’s struggle with dementia is a powerful but inadequate argument for legalized euthanasia.
Six lessons from death in Belgium
Michael Cook | 24 January 2013 |
tags: Belgiium, bioethics, euthanasia
The world was shocked when Belgian doctors euthanased deaf twins who could not bear to be separated.
“I don’t want to be a burden”
Paul Russell | 22 January 2013 |
tags: elderly, euthanasia, suicide
Why isn't elder suicide seen as a shameful failure of our care networks?
The dead-end values driving euthanasia advocacy
Margaret Somerville | 21 January 2013 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, relativism
A Quebec government report endorsing euthanasia rests on a moral relativism that has already failed the young.
Disability is not a death sentence
James M. Thunder | 18 January 2013 |
tags: Belgium, disability, euthanasia
Deaf and blind Belgian twins were euthanased at their own request in December. What would Helen Keller have advised them?
A path to oblivion?
Jacqueline Laing | 11 December 2012 |
tags: end-of-life care, euthanasia, UK
Are English hospitals putting seriously ill patients on an assembly line to death with the Liverpool Care Pathway?
A matter of trust
Martin Cullen | 15 November 2012 |
tags: euthanasia, trust
If we are seriously debating euthanasia, is it any wonder that so many patients are suspicious of hospital doctors?
Euthanasia by any other name
Paul Russell | 15 November 2012 |
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia
is still the deliberate taking of a human life and politicians are right to reject it.
Locked in to euthanasia
Michael Cook | 21 August 2012 |
tags: euthanasia, locked-in syndrome
Believe it or not, it is possible for people to find happiness in the strangest places -- even quadriplegia.
Is it possible to have safe, legal and rare euthanasia?
Pravin Thevathasan | 02 July 2012 |
tags: BMA, euthanasia, UK
A leading medical journal in the UK is backing a movement for the legalisation of assisted dying.
Salvation from medical suicide
Peter Stockland | 25 June 2012 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia
If assisted suicide is legalised in Canada, we cross the barrier from civilisation to savagery.
Vulnerable at the end of life
Paul Russell | 18 June 2012 |
tags: assisted suicide, elder abuse, euthanasia
June 15 was Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Wishing it away won't make it stop.
How do we want our great-great-grandchildren to die?
Margaret Somerville | 17 June 2012 |
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia
A judge in British Columbia has declared unconstitutional a ban on assisted suicide.
Is it time to euthanase those Nazi arguments?
Zac Alstin | 11 May 2012 |
tags: euthanasia, Godwin's law, Nazis
Comparisons with Nazi policies are not necessarily "cheap shots", but they often are. How to tell the difference?