Attitudes concerning euthanasia: Australia at the turn of the 21st Century
- The problems of living longer. Grayling, A. C. // New Scientist;10/13/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 2625, p47
The article discusses the moral dilemmas that humanity will have to face relating to birth and death as our lifespan keeps increasing. Since humans are living longer, which means living long with diseases, the debate over physician-assisted suicide, voluntary, and involuntary euthanasia is going...
- Historical and Contemporary Issues in End-of-Life Decisions: Implications for Social Work. Mackelprang, Romel W.; Mackelprang, Romel D. // Social Work;Oct2005, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p315
End-of-life circumstances have changed dramatically in recent years. In the past century life expectancy has increased by 62 percent and people are living longer with chronic illness. This article discusses evolving health practices and polices in end-of-life decisions. Treatments to prolong...
- Views of United States Physicians and Members of the American Medical Association House of Delegates on Physician-assisted Suicide. Whitneym, Simon N.; Brown, Byron W.; Brody, Howard; Alcser, Kirsten H.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Greely, Henry T. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;May2001, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p290
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the views of physicians and physician leaders toward the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. DESIGN: Confidential mail questionnaire. PARTICIPANTS: A nationwide random sample of physicians of all ages and specialties, and all members of the American Medical...
- Assisted Death and Martyrdom. Thomasma, David C. // Christian Bioethics: Non-ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality;Aug98, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p122
Against the backdrop of ancient, mediaeval and modern Catholic teaching prohibiting killing (the rule against killing), the question of assisted suicide and euthanasia is examined. In the past the Church has modified its initial repugnance for killing by developing specific guidelines for...
- Selling death and dignity. Hendin, Herbert // Hastings Center Report;May/Jun95, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p19
Focuses on the justification of euthanasia or assisted suicide. Rejection of euthanasia initiative in Washington and California; Marketing technique to promote the normalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia; `Death on Request' film on Dutch television; Proving the value of assisted suicide...
- From the Editor. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct98, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p3
Editorial. Focuses on an argument of the important ethnical difference between physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Views from supporters of assisted suicide; What Stan van Hooft suggest of suffering; Examination of growing tensions by Dorothy Nelkin and Lori Andrews.
- Encyclical, Evangelium Vitae. Paul II, Pope John // Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring96, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p443
Features excerpts on assisted suicide and euthanasia. Social and cultural context; Various considerations that contribute to such decisions; Need to distinguish euthanasia from the decision to forgo so-called aggressive medical treatment; Temptation to have to recourse to euthanasia.
- An Open Letter Of The Dutch Physicians' League [Nederlands Artsenverbond]. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring2000, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p325
Presents an open letter of the Dutch Physicians' League concerning the termination of life upon request and assisted suicide. Objections of the organization on a bill on assisted suicide; Difference between palliative care and euthanasia.
- A message from Holland. Thiadens, H. A. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/17/2000, Vol. 320 Issue 7250, p1655
Relates an experience of a physician with an aged patient who was repeatedly requesting for euthanasia. Medical condition of the patient; Factors that influenced the patient's decision not to consider euthanasia.