Posts Tagged ‘social isolation’

Loneliness a key factor in Dutch ‘psychiatric’ euthanasia Comments 0

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A majority of people killed by euthanasia in the Netherlands for so-called psychiatric reasons had complained of loneliness, a new study has found. Researchers in the US found that loneliness, or “social isolation”, was a key motivation behind the euthanasia requests of 37 of 66 cases reviewed. The study by the National Institute of Health Read more

Many senior citizens suffering from loneliness Comments 1

Friday, September 16th, 2011

There are 580,000 older people living in New Zealand and more than 40,000 suffer from social isolation. “Many of those people are living alone, and they have lost connection with their families…. they haven’t made the networks that possibly they could make, and possibly should make.” Age Concern chief executive Ann Martin says Age Concern met with Read more