Vicent Lambert case. His parents denounce the removal of basic nourishment is ‘murder’ but they had lost the battle

A new ruling of the French Court of cassation ruled that the hospital in Reims, northeastern France, could, now, stop feeding and hydration that have kept Lambert alive since a motorcycle accident in 2008. He has almost no consciousness but can breathe without a respirator and...

US doctors confirm and clarify their opposition to assisted suicide. ‘A prescription for death’

With a large majority (392-162), the most important medical institution in the United States reiterates that assisted suicide is not a medical act. It is “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer” AMA says. AMA’s Council on Ethical...

American Governement protects conscientious objection in the field of abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide

Don’t miss below video “1,300 complaints alleging discrimination in a health care setting on account of religious beliefs or conscience issues” (NHS official data) “Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses,...

Assisted suicide last figures. 13,000 patients died in 2017

Several countries and some North American states have recently legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide, including Canada and the State of California in the US. In 2017, more than 13,000 patients died worldwide by assisted suicide in countries in which these practices are legal....

Euthanasia debate. Absence of shared basic positions respect to the concept of the dignity of human life

Ignacio Sánchez Cámara, Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University Rey Juan Carlos, discussed “the value and dignity of the end-stage of life” in a recent article. In it he states: “The attitude that we adopt regarding the lawfulness of euthanasia depends on the position...

It there a right to die and to attend the death of others? Could be it a threat to dependent life?

In a recent article , Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, José Manuel Serrano asks the question of whether there is a right to die. The author concludes that “the right to die is defined by the obscurity of death and suffering, characteristic of contemporary...

Legalization of assisted suicide effects. “A source of good-quality organs and corpses”, ethical comment

When the transplant team and anatomy laboratories in search of corpses come knocking… A relevant ethical issue in transplant procedures is the autonomy of the donor and respect for the peace and privacy they need as they approach the end of their life. However, in countries where...

A Canadian report shows that, not only, Euthanasia cases are on the rise but requests for MAiD are not treated as having particular moral considerations

In the Canadian province of Quebec, which has a population of around 8.5 million inhabitants, euthanasia has been legal since December 2015, but each year the number of deaths backed by this law has continued to rise. A report that takes stock of the three years of legalization...

Euthanasia for children “with life-limiting conditions” is approved in Colombia

Colombia is the third country that approved the law with a permissive and confusing terminology that worsen the already rejected measure by most of the countries and medical associations. As said by LatinAmericanPost: According to the resolution published by the Department of...

Euthanasia, the other side of the coin. What did patients face after their decision to end their life?

The state of the “art” of the so called “medical aid to die” shows a lack of a universal protocol, shortage of doctors willing to help people die and many patients have been exposed to doubtful and harmful lethal drugs. A widespread myth is that once the...