Euthanasia (from Greek: εὐθανασία; "good death": εὖ, eu; "well"... -

YOU SAY: Border Mail readers have their say on the issues of the day

The Border Mail - 19 Jul 2018
The letter was full of assertions and inaccuracies which cannot go unchallenged. Firstly she referred to Senator Hanson-Young's vote as “tainted”, I assume as an attempt to characterise her as hypocritical in her own description of Senator Leyonhjelm's ...

Belgian ethicist says euthanasia has become 'sacralized'

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - 09 Jul 2018
“In just a few years, requests for euthanasia in psychiatry became more and more 'acceptable' and common in Belgium, despite the fact that one often said - also among pro-euthanasia doctors - that the law was intended for somatic terminal diseases, not ...

Euthanasia up by 13% as three minors elect for early exit

The Brussels Times - 18 Jul 2018
The number of cases of euthanasia rose in 2017 by 13% compared to the year before, according to a report by the federal control and evaluation committee. The majority of the increase was accounted for by patients aged between 60 and 89 years, who were ...

Trap/neuter/release: An alternative to euthanasia

Navarre Press - 19 Jul 2018
Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter euthanized 4,058 of the 6,096 animals brought into the shelter in 2017. Hundreds of them were put to death not because of disease or behavior issues, but simply because there was no space to house them. Read the full ...

How Euthanasia Hurts Palliative Care

Discovery Institute - 14 Jul 2018
Legalizing euthanasia can stunt the palliative-care sector. The Netherlands, for example, has traditionally performed comparatively poorly in this field. Indeed, one doctor once infamously said he didn't need palliative care when he had euthanasia.

Support grows for Queensland parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia

The Guardian - 25 Jun 2018
Queensland could soon hold parliamentary hearings on voluntary euthanasia, as ministers and senior government MPs speak out in support of a grassroots campaign for assisted dying laws. The chair of the state parliament's health committee, Aaron Harper, ...

Rescue community rallies to save 16 dogs from euthanasia - 16 Jul 2018
HENDERSON, Tx (KETK) - It was a day like any other. April Ratcliff went to take pictures of the available dogs at the Henderson Animal Control to post online. The difference on this day was that the shelter had 16 owner surrenders with fewer than two ...

The Gosport Horror: a Hospital in Name Only

The Weekly Standard - 29 Jun 2018
From 1989 to 2000, it's also where medical staff at the hospital pursued a mercenary policy of euthanasia, killing patients by administering overdoses of opioids and other drugs in what a recently issued independent investigation into the hospital's ...

Euthanasia policies at county animal shelter are nothing new

Lexington Dispatch - 06 Jul 2018
While a sign posted at the Davidson County Animal Shelter stating surrendered animals may be euthanized within 24 hours has generated recent concern, shelter workers say this policy — and the fact that the shelter is nearly at capacity — is nothing new.

Euthanasia a debate the ACT deserves to be able to have

The Canberra Times - 13 Jul 2018
Sometimes it makes sense not to look a gift horse in the mouth. That's the case with the forthcoming Senate debate on whether or not the ACT and the Northern Territory should have their right to legislate on voluntary euthanasia reinstated. That ...

German Health Ministry calls for ban on euthanasia drugs

Deutsche Welle - 30 Jun 2018
The German Ministry of Health on Friday called for the medical regulatory body to stop allowing seriously ill people access to euthanasia drugs. The request to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) goes against a landmark ...

The emerging debate on euthanasia

Daily Times - 02 Jul 2018
Euthanasia is hailed as mercy killing or assisted suicide. The act of euthanasia propagates that when a person is suffering from an incurable disease, he is assisted to death. Such act lingers in the belief that the patient, no more, can bear the pain.

Feral Kittens In Greenwood Need Homes To Avoid Euthanasia - 12 Jul 2018
“I can`t hold onto cats and dogs indefinitely; It could lead to euthanasia,” Ricketts explained. So, by Monday, the kittens collected will have to be put down if they can't find homes. Currently, the hospital has found a few people to foster the cats ...

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