Quebec College of Physicians issues qualified endorsement of euthanasia in exceptional circumstances
- Response to L. Coleman. Dahl, June L. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Jun2001, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p143
Presents a response to a comment on an article on the frequency of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in Oregon. Legal aspects on the collection of PAS data; Results of surveys of cohort of terminally ill patients; Factor motivating interest in euthanasia or PAS.
- Navigating assisted death and end-of-life care. Shariff, Mary J. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/5/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 6, p643
In this article the author discusses the issues concerning assisted death and end-of-life care in Canada. She mentions that the bill An Act to Amend Criminal Code (Right to Die with Dignity) or C-384 introduced by the House of Commons in 2009 attempt to amend the Criminal Code permitting...
- The House of Lords Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill: implications for specialist palliative care. Finlay, I. G.; Wheatley, V. J.; Izdebski, C. // Palliative Medicine;Oct2005, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p444
The Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill proposed to legalise both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for those with a terminal illness in the UK. A House of Lords Select Committee was convened to scrutinise this Bill and has recently published its report, which will be debated in...
- Few Terminally Ill Patients Seriously Consider Ending Their
Own Lives, Study Shows. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;11/14/2000, p4
In a study, about one of ten terminally ill patients said they seriously considered using physician-assisted suicide (PAS) or euthanasia to end their own lives, and just a fraction of these attempted to act on their thoughts. The research is the first major assessment of terminally ill patients'...
- A National Survey of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the United States. Meier, Diane E.; Emmons, Carol-Ann; Wallenstein, Sylvan; Quill, Timothy; Morrison, R. Sean; Cassel, Christine K. // New England Journal of Medicine;04/23/98, Vol. 338 Issue 17, p1193
Background: Although there have been many studies of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the United States, national data are lacking. Methods: In 1996, we mailed questionnaires to a stratified probability sample of 3102 physicians in the 10 specialties in which doctors are most likely...
- Recent Literature. Rousseau, Paul C. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Dec2001, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p551
Provides information related to palliative medicine. Ability to discuss bad news with terminally patients; Therapies for esophageal malignancy; Comparison of characteristics of Kevorkian euthanasia cases with Oregon physician-assisted suicide cases and U.S. mortality data.
- Abstracts. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring2003, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p293
Presents the abstracts of articles relating to assisted suicide. Open regulation and practice in assisted dying. Legality of assisted suicide and euthanasia in Switzerland; Sedative use in the last week of life and the implications for end-of-life decision making.
- Hope and despair. Sleight, Vivien // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jul2004, Vol. 97 Issue 7, p354
The author reflects on the differing opinion of British people regarding voluntary euthanasia. He discusses that conflict in views is due to the diverging semantics among factions of society as others may see voluntary euthanasia as suicide, while terminally ill patients see it as a way to end...
- Nurses support euthanasia. // Australian Nursing Journal;Feb2004, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p35
Discusses the findings of a survey conducted by the "Nursing Times" on the attitude of British nurses toward euthanasia. Possible reason of some nurses surveyed for giving pain relief to patients; Significance of nurses to the debate on euthanasia.