Posts Tagged ‘end of life’

End of Life Choice Bill contains flaws that are impossible to fix Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Parliament has started hearing submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill, and if the last round of submissions is anything to go by, they’ll hear a lot of opposition. In response, MPs may be tempted to think they can fix the Bill—narrowing the scope, tightening the wording, maybe limiting it to terminal illness and Read more

English churchgoer euthanased against his will Comments 0

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

A churchgoing man in England has been euthanased against his will, because his killer reasoned that a dog would not have been allowed to suffer like he did. Heather Davidson, 54, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after she smothered cancer victim David Paterson, 82, with a pillow, only hours away from his natural death. Read more

End-of-life protocol to be abolished in UK Comments 0

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A controversial end-of-life protocol is to be abolished in Britain following an independent review that found numerous cases of abuse and suffering among dying patients. The report on the Liverpool Care Pathway echoed concerns raised by Catholic physicians and by Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, who said doctors were being asked “to make a definitive Read more

UK launches inquiry into Liverpool Care Pathway Comments 0

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The British Government has announced an independent review of an end-of-life protocol used in New Zealand hospitals, following allegations that it is being used as a means of euthanasia for the terminally ill. The inquiry will focus on the Liverpool Care Pathway, designed to ease the suffering of patients in their last hours or days Read more