A request for euthanasia is a failure of society

Monique David | 12 February 2016
My father's frailty taught me we must respond with love and care.

A peek behind Belgium’s euthanasia curtain

Michael Cook | 08 February 2016
More than five years after their sister died, two women go public.

When do we get our euthanasia app?

Peter Stockland | 04 February 2016
Mercy killing has become normalized, even banal, in Canada.

Should people be denied choices at the end of life?

Paul Russell | 29 January 2016
Choice, safeguards, and a loaded question.

Archbishop forces showdown over Belgian euthanasia law

Paul Russell | 03 January 2016
New prelate says that euthanasia may not take place in Catholic nursing homes.

Belgian MP calls for a review of the euthanasia law

Paul Russell | 14 December 2015
Safeguards are meaningless, she claims.

Belgian doctors call for end to euthanasia for mental suffering

Ariane Bazan , Willem Lemmens and Gertrudis Van de Vijver | 10 December 2015
In an open letter 65 philosophers, psychiatrists and psychologists lament "death as therapy".

The case of the vanished euthanasia files

Ian Dowbiggin | 07 December 2015
Precious American documents have disappeared, perhaps for ever.

Nitschke tells medical board to go to blazes

Michael Cook | 30 November 2015
Burns practicing certificate and announces plans for a right-to-die campaign

The underground Dutch system for do-it-yourself euthanasia

Michael Cook | 30 November 2015
Right-to-die groups are illegally promoting a "peaceful pill"

A bureaucracy of medical deception

Sean Murphy | 23 November 2015
Quebec physicians told to falsify euthanasia death certificates

Reality TV for toffs: The Economist and euthanasia

Michael Cook | 17 November 2015
Journalists need guidelines for covering euthanasia.

Don’t manipulate Australia’s euthanasia debate

George L. Mendz | 10 November 2015
This week's Q&A allowed euthanasia campaigner Andrew Denton to dominate the discussion.

Surely you’re joking, Mr Denton

Tom Mortier | 04 November 2015
An Australian media personality ignores the facts about euthanasia

Doctor still knows best

Michael Cook | 04 November 2015
An expert on Belgian euthanasia evades difficult questions.

Australia’s ‘Dr Death’ forced to stop promoting suicide

Michael Cook | 28 October 2015
Severe conditions placed on Philip Nitschke's registration

Should euthanasia researchers declare their interests?

Carolyn Moynihan | 23 October 2015
A New Zealand study raises important questions.

Is the Netherlands moving toward euthanasia-on-demand?

Michael Cook | 28 September 2015
A Dutch doctor who refuses could find himself in hot water.

“Unbearable suffering” questioned in documentary on Belgian euthanasia

Michael Cook | 21 September 2015
85-year-old woman euthanised for grief before the camera.

Assisted dying sinks in UK Parliament by 3-1 margin

Michael Cook | 12 September 2015
Brilliant speeches in passionate debate

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