euthanasia

… handout posted “What must be made very clear here, is that patients who are suffering during the dying process, and contemplate PAS because they feel they have lost all meaning, dignity and purpose in life, are asking physicians, “Do you agree that my life is worthless because I am dying? They are searching in […]

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… is to be loved. The case of euthanasia in Quebec. One of the presentations at this weekend’s New York Encounter. While Quebec’s health care system lobbies to accommodate assisted suicide, a chorus of voices against this practice, that is federally outlawed, is heard on the front lines. A stream of witnesses, especially among medical […]

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… “We are story-telling animals. Some of our most important shared stories are in the form of metaphor, parable, and poetry. We communicate through imagination and intuition as much as reason and cognition. And we can find and communicate certain realities only indirectly, not directly. Some kinds of knowledge can be sought only by setting […]

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… Nicholas Tonti-Filippini’s letter to the Australian Premier discusses the illusions and dangers of euthanasia. “Relevant to this matter is the fact that I am dealing with my own terminal illness (combination of renal failure, advanced ischaemic heart disease and Rheumatoid auto-immune disease) and am dependant on haemodialysis and palliative care.  I have undergone 15 […]

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… makes possible what would appear to be impossible. CL Canada discusses euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. An Event, Now, Allows Us to Embrace Life The current debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide has seen many terms bandied about, at times intelligently, at other times deceptively. From one side or the other we hear about […]

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… and are willing to be accompanied by others … Zucchi discusses the real choices to be engaged at life’s end. “Our choice is between hopelessness and hope, between despair and another way of looking at life, where we are not masters of our own destinies but rather human beings who uphold our fellow human […]

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… over 50 professors from McGill publish a manifesto warning against medicalized killing – euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. ““There are ramifications here that threaten the freedom and human rights of individuals, both patients and medical professionals, who may be pushed into becoming society’s executioners,” it warns. “It has always been our society’s practice to accompany […]

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… reflections of young Canadian physicians engaged in the euthanasia proposal there … Maximilian Zucchi, Laurence Normand-Rivest … and other voices … John Zucchi, Marc Beauchamp. “At the end of the session, the patient bid her farewells to the physiotherapist, then turned to me and said: “You know, it’s thanks to people like her that […]

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… a good summary of recent developments in Europe (UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands) re assisted suicide, euthanasia and non-voluntary euthanasia. “As the debate over euthanasia has continued in past months in Britain it became clear that opposition to loosening the law comes from many quarters. Brendan O’Neill, the editor of the online commentary site […]

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