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Assisted suicide: There are no best practices

DOES MAKING SOMETHING LEGAL MAKE IT ETHICAL       COMMENTARY   I am an adult psychiatrist who has worked in public sector psychiatry in the US and the UK. In both countries, physicians struggle with the ethics and professional meaning of legalized or proposed physician-assisted suicide (PAS). I was recently asked by an organization […]

TSUNAMI OF ELDERLY

Tsunami’ of elderly and euthanasia are not a good mix, say Queensland doctors With a “tsunami” of elderly patients with severe health problems approaching, Australians should not be legalising euthanasia, a senior doctor has told the Queensland Parliament. It could increase the pressure on vulnerable older people who feel they are a “burden” on others […]

Why We Should Not Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide

The 2300-year-old history of medical ethics is grounded in the core ethical foundations established at the dawn of medicine — the Hippocratic values “professed” by physicians as a covenant-based community of values. This is the meaning of the word “profession.” The most distinguishing principle of the Hippocratic Oath has been the tenant rejecting the practice […]

Court Strikes Down Requirement For Terminal Illness To Qualify for Euthanasia

The Quebec Superior Court struck down the requirement that a person be terminally ill before they qualify for euthanasia in Canada. The Canadian Press (CP) reported: Quebec Superior Court has invalidated parts of the federal and Quebec laws on medically assisted dying laws, declaring them too restrictive and therefore unconstitutional. A judge today found the […]

Assistance in Living: not Assisted Suicide

    Letter to Future Prime Minister of Canada from Canadians with disabilities. Two Canadians demand the future Prime Minister of Canada to appeal the recent Quebec ruling that allows people with years to live to prematurely end their lives. MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, September 30, 2019 — Two Canadians living with disabilities are appealing to […]

UK Child Being Denied Treatment

Tafida Raqeeb has been diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, a rare condition which causes the blood vessels to have abnormal connections between the arteries and veins. Tafida Raqeeb Tafida had a brain bleed on February 9 that has left her in coma in the Royal London Hospital where the doctors claim that there is no hope. […]

“Life Protecting Power of Attorney”

Today I spoke with a woman who is the Power of Attorney for her 89 year-old aunt, who is currently in a Toronto hospital. The niece called EPC because she is upset about the lack of care that her Aunt is receiving. Her Aunt went to the hospital a few weeks ago with pneumonia. Her […]

Psychiatric Euthanasia: Death Sentence

Psychiatric euthanasia is a death sentence for depressed people. By Mark Hodges (EPC Researcher) This is for all the lonely people, thinking that life has passed them by: Don’t Give Up…” sang the pop group America in their 1974 number five hit song. Today, however, more and more doctors say to lonely people, “If you […]

Killing Sick Children

Killing sick children. How we’re being manipulated into thinking killing sick kids is now okay In his short but essential book Eugenics and Other Evils, G.K.Chesterton pinpointed with precision the preferred tactic of progressives. “Most Eugenists are Euphemists,” he wrote. “I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they […]

Euthanizing patients for organs. Death by Organ Donation –

Euthanizing patients for organs. Death by Organ Donation – Dr E Wesley Ely E. Wesley Ely, who, among his other professional accolades, holds The Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, wrote an insightful article that was published in the USA Today (today) titled: Death by organ donation: Euthanizing patients for […]

Ontario – 2897 Euthanasia Deaths 2019

    Ontario: 268 people die by euthanasia in the first quarter of 2019. The Ontario Coroner’s Office sent a quarterly report stating that there have been 2897 reported assisted deaths in Ontario since legalization (June 17, 2016) with 268 reported euthanasia deaths in the first three months of 2019. The current rate of euthanasia, […]

Assisted Suicide Deaths Slow & Painful

CRUEL DEATH The release of the data from the recent 2018 Oregon DWD report indicates that some Oregon assisted suicide deaths were long and drawn out, but the report doesn’t provide data on the suffering associated with these deaths. This article examines the suffering experienced while dying. According to the 2018 Oregon assisted suicide report. […]

Ontario Man in Vegetative State Wakes Up.

Awakening Centers People who are diagnosed as being in a “vegetative state” (PVS) are often warehoused in institutions. After a period of time a decision is often made to withdraw all treatment including the withdrawal of fluids and food to dehydrate the person to death. A few years ago I attended a European conference where […]

Defense for Murder

Quebec man uses “Mercy Killing” defense in wife’s murder . On February 20, 2017, Michael Cadotte killed his wife, Jocelyne Lizette (60) by suffocation. Cadotte, who claims that his wife wouldn’t have wanted to live this way, asked for euthanasia for his wife and was turned down because she was not capable to request death […]

Quebec euthanasia deaths increase by 75%

  Quebec euthanasia deaths increase by 75% Caroline Touzin reported for Le Press that the recent Quebec government euthanasia report indicates that the number of euthanasia deaths are increasing quickly. Quebec legalized euthanasia in December 2015, while the rest of Canada legalized euthanasia in June 2016. According to Touzin the recent government report stated that […]