Consensual homicide
Consensual homicide refers to a case when one person kills another, with the consent of the person being killed.
The more common form is assisted suicide, in which terminally ill people seek assis...
Palliative care
This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.
CDC Finds Troubling Rise in Teen Suicide Method
More teens who are killing themselves are choosing suffocation and strangling, government researchers reported Thursday. And more young women are committing ...
‘Hidden brain signatures’ of consciousness in vegetative state patients discovered
"Scientists in Cambridge, England have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state that point to networks that could support consciousness — even when a patient appears to be...
States move to give terminally ill 'right-to-try' drugs
A growing number of states are considering legislation to allow terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental drugs, before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deems them market-ready.
End-Of-Life Chemotherapy: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?
The decision over if or when to stop chemotherapy is a heart-wrenching one many cancer patients and their families eventually face. Now a new study, published online today in JAMA Oncology, suggests t...
Woman suing California for her right to die at home
A San Francisco woman battling cancer is prepared to battle the state of California in court for what she says is her right to die on her own terms.
California Assembly approves right-to-die legislation
After nearly a quarter-century of efforts in California to afford terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor's help, state lawmakers and the governor may be on the verge of gra...
Stephen Hawking: 'I would Consider Assisted Suicide'
Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”. But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC progr...
Gov. Brown signs controversial assisted-suicide bill
Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill pati...
10 Countries With The Best Care For The Dying
We all want a high quality of life. But what about the quality of death? What constitutes a peaceful death can mean many things to different people, but it frequently includes the quality of care they...
My Right to Die: Assisted Suicide, My Family, and Me
Is this the next civil rights battle?
Euthanasia
Updated Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KywVViI0YDc GCSE RE Revision: Covering the issues of euthanasia, and the social and Christian attitudes towar...
Euthanasia
Euthanasia (from Greek: εὐθανασία; "good death": εὖ, eu; "well" or "good" – θάνατος, thanatos; "death") is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.There ...
Legality of euthanasia
Efforts to change government policies on euthanasia in the 20th century have met limited success in Western countries. Euthanasia policies have also been developed by a variety of NGOs, most notabl...
Legality of euthanasia - Wikipedia
Buddhism and euthanasia
The first precept of the panca sila states, "Do not kill any living being". It does not appear that suicide as euthanasia necessarily violates this precept, however.
Both "the Vakkali Sutta" and "...
Baxter v. Montana
Baxter v. Montana, was a Montana Supreme Court case, argued on September 2, 2009, and decided on December 31, 2009, that addressed the question of whether the state's constitution guaranteed terminall...
Euthanasia in the United Kingdom
Euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom.In 1935, Lord Moynihan and Dr Killick Millard founded the British Voluntary Euthanasia Society (later known as EXIT and now as Dignity in Dying) which prod...
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995
The Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) was a controversial law legalising euthanasia, passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia in 1995, but effectively nullifi...
Suicide methods
A suicide method is any means by which a person commits suicide, purposely taking his or her own life. Suicide methods can be classified according to two modes of interrupting one's life processes: ph...
Suicide methods - Wikipedia
Terminal illness
Terminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient within a short period of time. This term is more commonly...
Action T4
Action T4 (German: Aktion T4, [akˈtsi̯oːn teː fiːɐ]) was the postwar designation for a programme of forced euthanasia in wartime Nazi Germany. Under the programme physicians were directed to judg...
Action T4 - Wikipedia
Declaration on Euthanasia
The 'Declaration on Euthanasia' is the Roman Catholic Church's official document on the topic of euthanasia, a statement that was issued as by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in ...
Religious views on euthanasia
There are many religious views on euthanasia, although many moral theologians are critical of the procedure.
There are many views among Buddhists on the issue of euthanasia, but many are critical ...
Right to die
The right to die is an ethical or institutional entitlement of any individual to commit suicide or to undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood to mean that a person ...
Right to die - Wikipedia
End-of-life care
In medicine, nursing and the allied health professions, end-of-life care refers to health care, not only of patients in the final hours or days of their lives, but more broadly care of all those with ...
Involuntary euthanasia
Involuntary euthanasia occurs when euthanasia is performed on a person who is able to provide informed consent, but does not, either because they do not choose to die, or because they were not asked.I...
Child euthanasia
Child euthanasia is a controversial form of euthanasia that is applied to children who are gravely ill or suffer from significant birth defects.
Generally, when a newborn's life is contested, the ...
Euthanasia in New Zealand
Euthanasia is illegal in New Zealand and two attempts at passing legislation on legalised euthanasia failed to get through Parliament. It is also illegal to 'aid and abet suicide' under Section 179 of...