The Belgian experience, 10 years after: Broadening the law relating to euthanasia. Can a perverse law be “perfectionned”?

Broadening the law relating to euthanasia. Can a perverse law be « perfectionned »?

Published by M. Jacques ZEEGERS(Columnist). 12/04/2013 at 12h27

The propositions aiming to broaden the law's field of application relating to euthanasia and presently before the Belgian parliament are justified, according to their authors, by a finding : The 2002 law contained « imperfections ». This justification already calls for a first comment. In order to perfection a law, it would already have to be a good law in ...

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Big mobilisation against euthanasia May 18th in Quebec

The Rassemblement québécois contre l'euthanasie (RQCE) announced this morning that there will be an important citizen mobilisation against euthanasia during simultaneous press junkets in Quebec and in Montreal (in front of the Parliament of the Quebec National Assembly and in front of Le Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal). On May 18th, all Quebecers are invited to take part in « The Spring March », a big family happening to denounce the Quebec Government's overture to euthanasia with the ...

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Euthanasia: psychiatry and dementia – European Institute of Bioethics

Who can still deny the social derivatives from the introduction of the pactice of euthanasia in Belgium.

Euthanasia in psychiatry is a valid alternative to suicide in Belgium.

"If someone really wants to die, we should dare to help them.

That is in any case, what came out of the interview (below in Dutch) published in Knack magazine.

Psychiatrist Lieve Thienpont, LEIF group doctor (LevensEindInformatieForum) and jurist Tony Van Loon both are part of Ulteam (Uitklaring Levenseindevragen Team) in Wemmel, a multidisciplinary ...

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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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