Tag: "euthanasia" at medical news
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
... of Philadelphia, USA) outlines five issues in the euthanasia
debate. He states: "If we want a policy that would reduce acts of killing to a minimum, we need far better evidence from various practice settings about the impact of end-of-life-care policies on actual clinical practice."...
Should the law on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide be changed?
...rds could begin the process of changing the law on euthanasia
and physician assisted suicide. To help doctors de...sor Torbjorn Tannsjo, who argues that a system for euthanasia
would mean that people could approach the terminal phase of their lives without fear. "They would kn...
Research suggests doctor-assisted suicide wouldn't undermine patient trust
...ent: "Assume for the purpose of this question that euthanasia
were legal. If doctors were allowed to help patien...he statement. Only 20 percent said that legalizing euthanasia
would cause them to trust their personal physician less. These attitudes were the same in men and wo...
Coffee makes us more likely to say 'yes'
...lved asking people their attitudes about voluntary euthanasia
before and after reading persuasive arguments against their initial beliefs. Prior to reading the arguments, the participants consumed orange juice with either caffeine (equivalent to two cups of coffee) or no caffeine (placebo). The level of 'syste...
Anaesthetists need urgent guidance on patients who don't want to be resuscitated
UK anaesthetists could face accusations of euthanasia
or assisted suicide if they follow Do Not Attempt ...ances, it could possibly be construed as an act of euthanasia
or assisted suicide" they stress. McBrien and Heyburn say that UK clinicians urgently need nationa...
Using morphine to hasten death is a myth, says doctor
...s a justification for patient assisted suicide and euthanasia
is not tenable in evidence-based medicine, he says. In end of life care, double effect is a myth leading a double life....