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Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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A majority of Canadians strongly in favour of legalized euthanasia are still concerned that the sick, disabled and elderly could be put to death without consent, a new poll has found…Full article

Deep changes in society have created a growing demand for the legalization of euthanasia — but that doesn’t make it right … Full article

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If you’re a Canadian suffering from a terminal illness, there’s a good chance haven’t considered palliative care … Full article

In reality, legalized assisted suicide is all about giving doctors control, even making choices for patients, without any repercussion. Full article


Société canadienne des médecins en soins palliatifs a déclaré que ses membres vont se déclarer contre le projet du Collège québécois. Full article


Cases of euthanasia in Belgium’s Flanders region soared to nearly 2 percent of all deaths in 2007. Full article


Euthanasia would be much more likely to pass from an exception to a rule… Full article


Research

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Journal of Clinical Oncology

The expression of a desire for death, or of a loss of will to live, is often misconstrued as being synonymous with a request for euthanasia or assisted suicide. There is good evidence, however … Full article

Support for euthanasia falls as care of dying patients improves… Full article


[P]oor health is not an independent risk factor for death by suicide. Full article


Euthanasia debate reignited… Full article


This article…finds that seemingly reasonable safeguards for the care and protection of terminally ill patients written into the Oregon [Death with Dignity Act] are being circumvented. Full article