Tag: "euthanasia" at medical news
European study highlights frequency of medical end-of-life decisions in terminally ill pts
...le or certain side effect; and whether to consider euthanasia
or doctor-assisted suicide, which can be defined as the administration, prescription, or supply of drugs to end life at the patient's explicit request. Agnes van der Heide from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and colleagues assessed ...
Families cope better after euthanasia than natural death
...d family and friends of cancer patients who die by euthanasia
have less grief symptoms and post-traumatic stress...ends of terminally ill cancer patients who died by euthanasia
and 316 bereaved family members and close friends of comparable cancer patients who died a natural d...
Is legalising euthanasia premature?
is premature when we still do not know why patient...dies have shown that patients' reasons for wanting euthanasia
are not confined to the physical effects of disease, but relate to their whole life experiences. How...
Extra care needed for dying patients
...y on patient care. They are more likely to endorse euthanasia
or assisted suicide. "Physicians who have had bad experiences administering end-of-life care should be given advice and psychological support to help them communicate more effectively with severely ill patients," said Dr Cherny. ESMO has recognised ...