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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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?
‘It’s now or never': Texts reveal teen’s efforts to pressure boyfriend into suicide
"Try the bag or hanging," Michelle Carter counseled her boyfriend Conrad Roy III in a text message, shortly before his suicide.
Mummified monk is ‘not dead’ and in rare meditative state, says expert
As police say lama found in lotus positon was destined for sale on black market, there are claims it was one step away from becoming a Buddha.
Updated Version: GCSE RE Revision: Covering the issues of euthanasia, and the social and Christian attitudes towar...
Some cases of suicide are attributable to the victim having been bullied, either in person or via social media. The connection came to prominence during the highly publicised teenage suicides in the U...
Cult suicide
Mass suicide occurs when a group of people commit suicide simultaneously.
Mass suicide sometimes occurs in religious settings. Defeated groups may resort to mass suicide rather than being captured...
Mass suicides
Mass suicide occurs when a group of people commit suicide simultaneously.
Mass suicide sometimes occurs in religious settings. Defeated groups may resort to mass suicide rather than being captured...
Seppuku (切腹, "stomach-cutting", "abdomen-cutting") is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. Seppuku was originally reserved only for samurai. Part of the samurai bushido honour code...
Seppuku - Wikipedia
Asano Naganori
Asano Naganori (浅野 長矩, September 28, 1667 – April 21, 1701) was the daimyo of the Akō Domain in Japan (1675 - 1701). His title was Takumi no Kami (内匠頭). He is known as the person who trigger...
Asano Naganori - Wikipedia
Peoples Temple
Some of the Peoples Temple's locations in California.The People's Temple of the Disciples of Christ, commonly shortened to Peoples Temple, was a New Religious Movement founded in 1955 by Jim Jones. By...
Peoples Temple - Wikipedia
Suicide pact
A suicide pact is an agreed plan between two or more individuals to commit suicide. The plan may be to die together, or separately and closely timed. Suicide pacts are important concepts in the study ...
Akamatsu Mitsusuke
Akamatsu Mitsusuke (赤松 満祐, 1381 - September 25, 1441) was a Japanese samurai of the Akamatsu clan during the Sengoku Period.
Mitsusuke was the son of Akamatusu Yoshinori.
Akamatsu Mitsusuke - Wikipedia
Suicide of Phoebe Prince
The suicide of Phoebe Prince, on January 14, 2010, led to the criminal prosecution of six teenagers for charges including civil rights violations, as well as to the enactment of stricter anti-bullying...
Suicide of Phoebe Prince - Wikipedia