Suicide legislation
Suicide has historically been a crime in some parts of the world. However, the decriminalisation of individual suicides have occurred in western societies, although the act is still stigmatised and di...
Suicide legislation - Wikipedia
Palliative care
This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
Felo de se
Felo de se, Latin for "felon of himself", is an archaic legal term meaning suicide. In early English common law, an adult who committed suicide was literally a felon, and the crime was punishable by f...
Voluntary euthanasia
Voluntary euthanasia is the practice of ending a life in a painless manner. Voluntary euthanasia (VE) and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have been the focus of great controversy in recent years.As o...
Gonzales v. Oregon
Gonzales v. Oregon, 546 U.S. 243 (2006), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which ruled that the United States Attorney General could not enforce the federal Controlled Substances Act ...
Dignity in Dying
Dignity in Dying is a United Kingdom nationwide campaigning organisation. It is funded by voluntary contributions from members of the public, and as of December 2010, it claimed to have 25,000 activel...
Dignity in Dying - Wikipedia
Euthanasia device
A euthanasia device is a machine engineered to allow an individual to die quickly with minimal pain. The most common devices are those designed to help terminally ill people die by voluntary euthanasi...
Euthanasia device - Wikipedia
The Peaceful Pill Handbook
The Peaceful Pill Handbook is a book giving instructions on how to perform suicide. It was originally published in the U.S. in 2007 and was written by the Australian doctors Philip Nitschke and Fiona ...
The Peaceful Pill Handbook - 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 ...
Dignitas (euthanasia group)
Dignitas is a Swiss group, helping those with terminal illness and severe physical and mental illnesses to die, assisted by qualified doctors and nurses. They have helped over 1000 people die in clini...
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...
Washington v. Glucksberg
Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702 (1997), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held that a right to assistance in committing suicide was not protected by the Du...
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 ...
Philip Nitschke
Philip Haig Nitschke (/ˈnɪtʃkɪ/; born 8 August 1947) is an Australian humanist, author and founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International. He campaigned successfully to have a leg...
Philip Nitschke - 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
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 ...