Month: July 2018

Facts on Assisted Suicide: Terminal prognosis are often wrong

  Terminal prognosis are often wrong. Individuals outlive their diagnoses by months and even years. Assisted suicide legislation leads people to give up on treatment and lose good years of their lives. Jeannette Hall is an Oregon resident who was diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and told she had 6 months to live.  She asked …

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Belgium’s controversial euthanasia laws have seen three KIDS take their own lives over the past two years

  BELGIUM’S controversial euthanasia laws have seen three CHILDREN take their lives in recent years, new figures reveal. The tragic kids – all of whom are believed to have been terminally ill – are among thousands of people to have killed themselves since Belgium legalised euthanasia in 2003. An official report reveals that the three …

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‘Every single day is a gift’: This dying man openly opposed assisted suicide in his last days

There was a time — several months after J.J. Hanson was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, but several years before he died from it — when, he once said, he might have considered ending it all. The husband and father said in 2015 that the previous year, he learned that he had a Grade 4 brain tumor called glioblastoma …

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As I See It: The AMA grapples with issue of physician assisted suicide

    I am surprised, having dedicated my life to healing, that we in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association did not reach consensus at our annual meeting in Chicago recently, to ratify the recommendation of our Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) that the AMA remain opposed to physician assisted …

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Two Misleading Myths Regarding “Medical Aid in Dying”

  “Assisted Dying,” “Medical Aid in Dying” (MAID), “Physician Assisted Suicide”(PAS)—by whatever label we attach to it controversy continues to swirl around the practice of prescribing a lethal drug for a patient with a putatively terminal illness.1,2 (For now, let’s leave aside the point that physicians are notoriously bad in predicting when a patient will …

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Twelve Myths Concerning Medical Aid in Dying, or Physician-Assisted Suicide

In an age of “alternative facts”, it’s hard to sort out myth from reality when it comes to so-called ‘medical-aid-in-dying’ (MAID)—also called physician assisted suicide (PAS). By whatever label we attach to it, this practice involves a physician’s prescribing a lethal drug for a patient with a putatively terminal illness who is requesting this “service.” …

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