When Patients Choose to End Their Lives

For some, the decision to die is more complicated than a wish to reduce pain.

#compassionchoices, #death-and-dying, #elderly, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #hospice-care, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies

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Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?

My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.

#books-and-literature, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide

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Spanish Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The draft law goes to the Senate, where it is likely to pass. The country would join a handful of others allowing terminally ill patients to obtain aid to end their lives.

#euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #law-and-legislation, #roman-catholic-church, #sanchez-perez-castejon-pedro-1972, #spain

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New Zealand Voters Approve Euthanasia but Reject Recreational Marijuana

Proponents of legalizing cannabis voiced anger at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who revealed only after the referendum that she supported it.

#ardern-jacinda, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #marijuana, #new-zealand, #referendums

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Netherlands to Allow Doctors to Help End Lives of Terminally Ill Children

Hugo de Jonge, the Dutch health minister, said that “incurably ill” children ages 1 to 12 should be able to die with the help of a doctor.

#children-and-childhood, #de-jonge-hugo, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #netherlands, #politics-and-government

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Vatican Reiterates Its Opposition to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

As lawmakers debate right-to-life issues around the world, the Vatican says euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil” acts.

#euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #francis, #roman-catholic-church

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