Month: November 2018

Canada Considers Legalizing Child Euthanasia

As Canada considers legalizing child euthanasia, one ethicist warns it would be a mistake to think the practice will never make its way into the United States. In every country that has legalized euthanasia upon request, save for one, doctors are now killing children. Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, tells OneNewsNow …

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Doctors who certified a woman as autistic so she could get a lethal injection face jail under euthanasia laws

Three doctors who certified a woman as autistic so that she could die by euthanasia are set to go on trial in Belgium. The sisters of Tine Nys told investigators that her suffering was caused instead by a broken heart after a failed relationship, and that she had falsely claimed to be autistic to two …

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From scammers to euthanasia advocates, these are dark days in old ladydom

These are perilous times for tottering toward old ladydom. The women’s mags cut your life support at 50 unless you’re Helen Mirren, sooner if you’re not, in which case you might as well sign up for the Philip Nitschke death machine, with optional funeral casket. What a sensitive Christmas present that would be for elderly …

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Joint Commission on Health Care Declined to Recommend Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Diane Coleman is president and CEO of a group called Not Dead Yet that opposes physician-assisted suicide. “There’s no way to avoid the fact that some people will have their lives ended without their consent through mistakes, coercion and abuse.” After the Joint Commission on Health Care declined to recommend legalizing medical aid in dying, …

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Euthanasia contrary to medical ethics

Laws against the killing of patients vindicate and uphold every person’s right to life, especially that of the terminally ill or vulnerable. Medical practice complements these noble goals by preserving life and restoring health. The raison d’etre of palliative care is to improve quality of life and provide relief from suffering, while euthanasia uses the …

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Rural Telehealth Project Examines Palliative Care

Three Southeast hospitals are partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a study to determine whether a telehealth platform can improve palliative care options for rural African-Americans. Community hospitals in Aiken, S.C., Alexander City, Ala., and Picayune, Miss., will coordinate the connected health project with a team led by Ronit Elk, PhD, associate …

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93 Year Old Veteran Given Days to Live is Alive One Year Later

Ninety-three-year-old Vic Ide was having serious health problems last winter. His family thinks a chance meeting with another Navy veteran may have saved his life. “I saw the world and the ship was like a mother. It took care of you,” Joe Keilen said. For Joe, the ship was the USS Shangri-La, and it took …

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AMA Wrestles with Physician-Assisted Suicide Stance

  Physicians tussled here over whether the American Medical Association should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) — also known as “aid-in-dying.” At the AMA’s House of Delegates’ Interim Meeting on Sunday, dozens of physicians made impassioned speeches, clashing over whether to ultimately endorse an AMA policy report that, while it reflected more nuanced …

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