A report in the current issue of P&P by a group of Portoguese investigators headed by Antonio Barbosa applies a new psychotherapeutic approach, dignity therapy, to terminally ill patients.
(AP)—Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to give dying patients the option to seek doctors' help ending their lives, concluding a long day of emotional testimony from more than 100 people.
(AP)—Dozens of people with serious illnesses and others who have seen relatives suffer packed a Colorado legislative hearing Friday to testify on a proposal that would give dying patients the option to seek help ending ...
Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives?
Australian doctors have come up with a checklist designed to spot elderly hospital patients likely to die within the next three months, it is reported in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
(HealthDay)—Already-strong public support for right-to-die legislation has grown even stronger in the days since the planned death of 29-year-old brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, a new HealthDay/Harris Po ...
In the last six months Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan and, most recently, Arizona have passed "right to try" laws that allow terminally ill patients to access treatments that have only passed FDA Phas ...
A University of Queensland study has found nurses play a crucial role in decisions surrounding treatment of terminally ill patients.
President Juan Manuel Santos signalled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana in Colombia.
(HealthDay)—Hospice care is an option for people who have terminal illnesses, but choosing the right hospice isn't always easy, experts say.
One French court acquitted a doctor of poisoning seven terminally ill patients while another ordered physicians to suspend treatment for a comatose man, while Britain's top court said the country's ban on ...
The European Court of Human Rights has told France not to remove life support from a man in a vegetative state for the past six years, blocking a landmark French court ruling.
A top French court gave the green light Tuesday to ending life support for a man in a vegetative state for the last six years, in a closely watched ruling that went against the wishes of his parents.
Canada's Quebec province adopted legislation Thursday allowing terminally ill patients to kill themselves with a doctor's help, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to effectively legalize assisted suicide.
Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Colorado melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law.