Assisted Suicide

The real story about safeguards around assisted suicide in Oregon
Diane Coleman | Oct 11 2016 | comment  
There is little or no substantive protection against coercion and abuse

Euthanasia: learn from Canada’s mistakes
Will Johnston | Oct 5 2016 | comment  
Now that doctors may kill, will people become terrified of palliative care?

Leading Australian journalist decries push for euthanasia
Paul Russell | Oct 3 2016 | comment  
Paul Kelly fears that it will change the country for ever.

Assisted suicide, up close and personal
Michael Cook | Sep 29 2016 | comment  
A Washington state psychotherapist relates the chilling story of how her disabled client died.

Elderly Canadians fear euthanasia
Christine Nagel | Sep 15 2016 | comment  
One woman's surprising response to legalisation: get a tattoo.

The incalculable cost of assisted suicide laws
Cristina Alarcon | Aug 24 2016 | comment  
The process comes with a price-tag, but the social costs cannot be estimated.

A sugar coated poison pill for Victoria
Paul Russell | Jun 9 2016 | comment  
Another one-sided report on euthanasia, this time in the Australian state of Victoria

A solution in search of a name
Michael Cook | May 31 2016 | comment  
Assisted suicide supporters cannot agree on what to call it

Media should stop romanticizing assisted suicide
Ada Slivinski | Apr 27 2016 | comment  
Journalists should guard against coverage that could lead to 'suicide contagion'.

The Netherlands is normalising euthanasia
Michael Cook | Mar 30 2016 | comment  
A former member of a euthanasia review board is horrified at what is happening in his country

Oregon releases its 2015 ‘death with dignity’ stats
Michael Cook | Feb 20 2016 | comment  
Since legalisation 991 people have died.

Next, limit the harm: proposals for Canada’s new euthanasia law
Margaret Somerville | Feb 19 2016 | comment  
When legalisation is inevitable its effects must be contained.

When do we get our euthanasia app?
Peter Stockland | Feb 4 2016 | comment  
Mercy killing has become normalized, even banal, in Canada.

Making suicide easier – and no one takes notice
Paul Russell | Dec 17 2015 | comment  
Why aren't suicide prevention agencies denouncing Philip Nitschke?

The case of the vanished euthanasia files
Ian Dowbiggin | Dec 7 2015 | comment  
Precious American documents have disappeared, perhaps for ever.

Nitschke tells medical board to go to blazes
Michael Cook | Nov 30 2015 | comment  
Burns practicing certificate and announces plans for a right-to-die campaign

A bureaucracy of medical deception
Sean Murphy | Nov 23 2015 | comment  
Quebec physicians told to falsify euthanasia death certificates

Reality TV for toffs: The Economist and euthanasia
Michael Cook | Nov 17 2015 | comment  
Journalists need guidelines for covering euthanasia.

Don’t manipulate Australia’s euthanasia debate
George L. Mendz | Nov 10 2015 | comment  
This week's Q&A allowed euthanasia campaigner Andrew Denton to dominate the discussion.

Australia’s ‘Dr Death’ forced to stop promoting suicide
Michael Cook | Oct 28 2015 | comment  
Severe conditions placed on Philip Nitschke's registration

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