Has society failed US quadriplegic?
Michael Cook | 08 December 2010
A man who has been a quadriplegic since he was 3 is the latest focus of right-to-die news in the US. For about 18 months Dan Crews, 27, of Antioch, Illinois, has demanded that his ventilator be removed.
Do the disabled really want death?
Michael Cook | 19 November 2010
One of the most eloquent voices on euthanasia in Australia is Dr Erik Leipoldt, a quadriplegic who is a lecturer at the Centre for Research into Disability and Society at Curtin University of Technology, in Western Australia. Alarmed at the prospect of legalized euthanasia, Dr Leipoldt has written a very persuasive essay in Australian Policy Online arguing that legalization would hurt the disabled most.
artificial nutrition and hydration,
Australian Nursing Federation,
Commission on Assisted Dying,
death with dignity,
Dignity in Dying,
do not resuscitate,
Dying in Dignity,
Nazi euthanasia programme,
Philip Nitschke. legislation,
physician assisted suicide,
standards of care,
withdrawal of treatment,