News tagged with assisted suicide
An elderly Swiss woman who would rather end her life now than decline further in health found sympathy Tuesday from the European Court of Human Rights, which called on the Swiss to clarify their laws on so-called passive ...
Other May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Swiss groups that aid people seeking to end their lives say they fear a national research program could lead to stricter rules for assisted suicide.
Other Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A judge dismissed charges against the former leader of a U.S. right-to-die group accused in the death of a Minnesota woman, ruling that the state law against advising suicide is unconstitutionally overbroad.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
An overwhelming majority of Albertans believe dying adults should have the right to request to end their life, according to new research from the University of Alberta.
Other Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(AP)—A push for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide is under way in a half-dozen U.S. states where proponents say they see strong support for allowing doctors to prescribe mentally competent, ...
Health Feb 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Voters in some U.S. states will get a chance on Election Day to decide intriguing topics that President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney have ignored, including death penalty repeal, marijuana ...
Health Oct 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study published in Frontiers in Psychology for Clinical Settings shows that while current Swiss law does not necessarily increase the desire for assisted suicide, patients wish to discuss the option with their physician. Ralf S ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) Canada's justice minister says the federal government will appeal a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that said federal laws banning doctor-assisted suicide are unconstitutional.
Health Jul 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
After legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide by the Dutch government in 2002, the number of cases was found to have decreased in 2005. Although the frequency of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands ...
Other Jul 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) A British Columbia Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday that Canadian laws banning doctor-assisted suicide are unconstitutional.
Other Jun 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Groups supporting the right to hasten dying will meet in Zurich this week for a global conference on assisted suicide, reigniting the debate on dignified death.
Other Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Doreen Dunn had lived in pain for a decade by the time she killed herself in May 2007.
Health May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
With a deadly dose of barbiturates stashed in his home in a small eastern Dutch town, pensioner Hans Hillebrand is a "self-determinist": he alone wants to decide when it's time to die with dignity.
Other Mar 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Ten years after they became the first countries to legalise euthanasia, the Netherlands and Belgium now provide assisted suicide to 4,000 people a year.
Health Mar 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- In a case that challenges Britain's definition of murder, a severely disabled man who says his life has no "privacy or dignity" will be granted a hearing on his request that a doctor be allowed to ...
Other Mar 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0