News tagged with assisted suicide
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
A report commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, and published today in the journal Bioethics, claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision, while ...
Other Nov 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
An independent panel of experts in the U.K. says there is a strong case for changing British law to help terminally ill people die.
Other Jan 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Former rugby player Tony Nicklinson had a high-flying job as a corporate manager in Dubai, where he went skydiving and bridge-climbing in his free time.
Other Jan 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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
(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
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