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...
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 ...
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.
‘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...
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...
My Right to Die: Assisted Suicide, My Family, and Me
Is this the next civil rights battle?
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Care Not Killing
Care, Not Killing is an alliance of several organisations who are opposed to the legalisation of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. Their goals include promoting more and ...
Care Not Killing - Wikipedia
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 ...
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...
Michael Irwin
Michael Henry Knox Irwin (born 5 June 1931) is a British doctor, formerly a GP and a Medical Director with the United Nations. He is a humanist and secular activist, campaigning in particular for volu...
Michael Irwin - Wikipedia
Diane Pretty
Diane Pretty (15 November 1958 - 11 May 2002) was a British woman from Luton who became notable after being the focus of a debate about the laws of euthanasia in the United Kingdom during the early pa...
Non-voluntary euthanasia
Non-voluntary euthanasia (sometimes known as mercy killing) is euthanasia conducted where the explicit consent of the individual concerned is unavailable, such as when the person is in a persistent ve...
Non-voluntary euthanasia - Wikipedia
Euthanasia in the Netherlands
Euthanasia in the Netherlands is regulated by the "Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act" from 2002. It states that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are ...
Society for Old Age Rational Suicide
The Society for Old Age Rational Suicide (SOARS) is a group based in the United Kingdom concerned with choice at the end of life. It was established on December 10, 2009 (Human Rights Day) by Dr. Mich...
Society for Old Age Rational Suicide - Wikipedia
Groningen Protocol
The Groningen Protocol is a text created in September 2004 by Eduard Verhagen, the medical director of the department of pediatrics at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen, the ...
Bertrand Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn
Bertrand Edward Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn, GCVO, KCB, KCMG, PC, FRCP (9 March 1864 – 7 March 1945) was a physician to the British Royal Family and President of the Royal College of Physician...
Bertrand Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn - Wikipedia
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
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 "...
Terminal sedation
In medicine, specifically in end-of-life care, palliative sedation (also known as terminal sedation, continuous deep sedation, or sedation for intractable distress in the dying/of a dying patient) is ...
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 ...