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Month: November 2019

Assisted Suicide and ‘Neutrality’

  The RCGP is consulting members on its assisted suicide stance – currently, opposition. Their definition of ‘assisted dying’ does not mention terminal illness and could thus embrace doctors assisting the suicides of disabled, elderly and psychologically ill people. Can GPs really be ‘neutral’? Watch the video here… For more information: www.carenotkilling.org.uk/articles/the-rcgp-assisted-suicide-and-neutrality  

Where in Europe is assisted suicide legal?

  Only three countries approve of assisted suicide and euthanasia as a whole: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The first two even recognize requests from minors under strict circumstances, while Luxembourg excludes them from the legislation. Switzerland, Germany, Finland, and Austria allow assisted suicide under specific scenarios. Read more here…

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Five Things You Should Know About Hospice.

Here are five things to know to help dispel some of the misunderstandings about hospice care.     1. Hospice isn’t about ‘giving up.’ Hospice can extend your life. Hospice is often associated with ideas of giving up or surrendering to death. Statistics show otherwise. Studies published in 2007 by the New England Journal of Medicine …

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Is a lack of affordable care options forcing some to choose assisted suicide?

  There has been a flurry of discourse in the media regarding ways to make medically assisted death more accessible for Canadians, including reports on the Quebec ruling to overturn the criterion that one’s death must be “reasonably foreseeable” and the Alzheimer Society of Canada position statement supporting advance requests for medical assistance in dying …

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Doctors’ letter opposing euthanasia gets 1,500th signature

  The ‘Doctors Say No’ Open Letter opposing euthanasia has recently received its 1,500th signature, appealing to MPs at this final hour, to vote down the euphemistically titled “End of Life Choice” bill. Organiser Dr Sinead Donnelly, a Wellington-based Palliative Medicine specialist, says she is humbled by the response. “We started with a very simple …

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