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...
Palliative care
This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.
‘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...
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.
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?
Utah House votes to resurrect firing squads
Looking to avoid problems and controversy with lethal injection, the Utah House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to resume executions by firing squad, which were halted in 2004
How Lethal Injection Works
Virtually all of the 32 American states that allow the death penalty rely on a deadly chemical cocktail to slowly and quietly kill the condemned. But America has found itself running dangerously low o...
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 ...
Euthanasia in Australia
Euthanasia is illegal in Australia, but was legal for a period in the Northern Territory.
Although it is a crime to assist in euthanasia, prosecutions have been rare. In 2002, relatives and friend...
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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...
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 ...
Euthanasia in the United States
Euthanasia is illegal in the United States. Physician aid in dying (PAD), or assisted suicide, is legal in the states of Washington, Oregon, Vermont and Bernalillo County, New Mexico [1]; its status i...
Euthanasia and the slippery slope
Critics of euthanasia sometimes claim that legalizing any form of the practice will lead to a slippery slope effect, resulting eventually in non-voluntary or even involuntary euthanasia. The slippery ...
Euthanasia and the law
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...
Euthanasia and the law - 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 ...
Lethal injection
* U.S. Military: only lethal injection * Federal government: lethal injection as a primary method; retains secondary methodsLethal injection is the practice of injecting a person with a fatal dose...
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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
Jack Kevorkian
Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian (/kɨˈvɔrkiən/; May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011), was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly...
Jack Kevorkian - Wikipedia
Euthanasia in Canada
Legislation on euthanasia in Canada distinguishes between passive euthanasia (withholding or withdrawing of life-preserving procedures including water and food) and active euthanasia (intentionally ki...
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