Euthanasia: The great confusion on world legislations

Euthanasia in 5 minutes. On page 19 of the Journal de Montréal from April 10th 2013 and on page 28 in Le Journal de Québec on the concept of passive euthanasia that can lend to confusion. Publication sources of the Journal de Montréal: Exit International, Dignitas, Société Royale du Canada, Éducaloi.QC.CA, La Presse canadienne, Rue .89.com. Note that the research sources say a lot... OPERATION INFORMATION: Just a reminder: Ceasing and refusing a treatment are neither euthanasia nor suicide. They ...

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Belgium: 10 years of decriminalisation of euthanasia-a doctor testifies

Medecine and society

BY MICHEL DONGOIS MARCH 1st 2013 for L'ACTUALITÉ MÉDICALE

Approximately 6000 critically ill patients requested and obtained euthanasia in Belgium since 2002.

Dr Catherine Dopchie* recently spoke in Montreal about the decriminalisation of euthanasia in her country over the past ten years. She spoke about what she calls the "derivatives and misuses" of the law. L'actualité Médicale met with her. She gave her own personal point of view.

The criteria for the decriminalisation of euthanasia are clear (see frame) However, ...

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A Belgian website againt euthanasia run by professionals; finally!

Why Euthanasia STOP ?

The law decriminalising euthanasia in Belgium was passed in May 2002. This law created a framework allowing a patient to formulate a request for euthanasia and for a doctor to accede to it, under certain conditions, without committing a criminal offense.

Today, new legislative proposals aiming to broaden the field of law to minors, to those with dementia...are under discussion in the Belgian Parliament.

This fad is not shared by all Belgian citizens. Unfortunately, access to the traditional ...

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In Belgium: Between the request and the act of euthanasia: confusion reigns within the heavily bureaucratic system…

Here is the heavy and sad Belgian reality for the ill and end-of-life people taken hostage by a heavily bureaucratic system. After 10 years of applying the law on euthanasia, confusion still reigns, the lack of information is blatant, the application of the law permitting for euthanasia is complicated and the boundaries are impossible to control as the article below clearly demonstrates.

We have to come to the conclusion that the experience of 10 years of euthanasia in Belgium shows that ...

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Euthanasia: Aggressive legislation. From a solidary life to a solitary death.

An absolute must-read:

A. et J.-F. Roseau are students in medicine and public-affairs (Paris VII-Diderot et Sciences Po Paris).

Euthanasie : l'acharnement législatif | Causeur

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How similar the debates are! The title says much on our incapacity as a society to really live together without discrimination towards the most vulnerable: i.e people in end-of-life, the sick, the elderly who are alone and neglected. In the medias we hear about the loss of autonomy of the sick or of people afflicted with ...

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