Posts Tagged ‘voluntary euthanasia’

Killing must not be part of palliative care

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
palliative care

Physician-assisted death includes both physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. The court and society have thrust assisted-death squarely into the laps of physicians and we are now left grappling with what this will look like. My perspective as a palliative care physician on living and dying has been shaped by the thousands of patients and families Read more

Australian voluntary euthanasia scheme could kill 1,000 a year by 2013

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The voluntary euthanasia scheme proposal Australia’s State of Victoria is considering could claim the lives of more than 1,000 terminally ill patients a year by 2030, a leading Catholic researcher claims. On September 21, the Victorian Government unveiled legislation for an assisted-dying scheme, with debate on the bill to begin next month and a conscience Read more

The slippery slope of voluntary euthanasia

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

The British parliament is ready to discuss euthanasia very soon. Even Lord Carey, the retired Archbishop of Canterbury finds merit in the argument for voluntary euthanasia. Other nations are already committed. I It’s clear that New Zealand will one day vote in a voluntary euthanasia law. But the ‘slippery slope’ from voluntary euthanasia to non-voluntary Read more