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 certain...

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...

Figures of Euthanasia deaths rise by 67% in Nederlands. 7000 deaths in 2017

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has presented findings for the last five years, where the number of people who have died by euthanasia in the Netherlands has risen by 67%: from 4,188 in 2012 to more than 7,000 in 2017.  “Cases are set to exceed 7000...

A modern brain-ebalming procedure. Digital inmortality is offered by uploding people’s minds on to the cloud to preserve them forever

San Francisco-based Nectome has proposed a technique to embalm the brains of dying humans so that they can be revived at a later date (Mail On Line 4 – 3 – 2018) The brain-embalming company is promoting euthanasia to people hoping for “digital immortality...

Belgian healthcare professionals rebel against euthanasia for psychological suffering reasons

Calling for a national debate on euthanasia and mental illness The snowball of euthanasia in countries where it is legal is increasingly expanding the boundaries of the culture of death (see HERE). It began by being permitted for terminally ill patients, then for seriously ill...

African physicians as a whole reject euthanasia and physician-assisted-suicide

Strengthening palliative care for patients with terminally ill ailments across Africa as the main way to fight euthanasia trends The President of The World Medical Association (WMA) – African region, Ogirima has called for a strengthening of palliative care for patients...