The German Ministry of Health called to stop allowing to euthanasia drugs

The request to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) goes against a landmark judgment in 2017 that ruled seriously ill patients in extreme and exceptional circumstances should not be denied access to euthanasia drugs. In view of “fundamental and...

How does euthanasia affect nurses? Video

A large study published by the British Medical Journal with the title Involvement of nurses in euthanasia: a review of the literature affirmed “In ethical debates about euthanasia, the focus is often exclusively on the involvement of physicians and the involvement of nurses...

The tip of the legalized euthanasia iceberg. Dutch Doctor gave the fatal drugs without patient consent

“Should this (legal euthanasia) include a situation where doctors are drugging patients secretly?” said the Dutch prosecutor. See Review of countries where Euthanasia has been legalised. Increasing involuntary euthanasia, without consent by patients Dutch officials said...

Masked euthanasia in children. Are Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard cases the tip of the iceberg of NHS healthcare policy?

Isaiah had defied medical expectations by managing to breathe unaided for eight hours, and had vindicated his parents’ legal battle to keep him alive, he said. (The Guardian, 31 May 2018).   Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard are not specific and special cases in the United Kingdom....

Medical, legal, social and bioethical assessment of euthanasia. Part II. Bioethical Aspects

See, Part I Medical aspects – Part III Legal and social aspects  Bioethical assessment of medical professional deliberately causing someone’s death            In order enter into the bioethical assessment of deliberately causing someone’s death, according to whether or not...

Global agenda to legalize euthanasia. Australia and the approved law

Euthanasia agenda global (see HERE) reaches Australia. After the parliament approved a bill in this regard in November last year (2017). It is expected to be implemented in 2019, but in the state of Victoria is already in force. The bill provides that in order for a patient to...

Medical, legal, social and bioethical assessment of euthanasia. Part I. Medical aspects

Any reflection on euthanasia should be made from a medical, social and bioethical perspective. Given the breadth of this approach, we shall address this issue in three separate chapters, in which we will consecutively discuss three aspects listed above. See, Part II Bioethical...

Belgium considers euthanizing psychiatric patients without meeting legal requirements

Since the approval of euthanasia in Belgium in 2002, more than 10,000 people have been euthanized there. The reasons for its practice are theoretical determined by law and require some specific conditions, such as imminent death, constant and unbearable pain, and the patient’s...

Euthanasia doctor’s dilemma confronting the new scenario where the Euthanasia Law has been approved

A recent interview published by New England Journal Medicine gives an overview of the doctors’ dilemmas confronting the new scenario in the Americans states where the Euthanasia Law has been approved (read HERE). The interview with Dr Bernard Lo, on aid-in-dying laws and...

French bishops’ statement on euthanasia. They condemn euthanasia and deplore the lack of palliative care

They condemn euthanasia and also deplore the difficulty in accessing palliative care in France, as well as the lack of training offered to healthcare workers in this area. Past March, 118 bishops in France signed a statement entitled, “End of life: Yes to the urgency of...