19
OCT
2017

Breaking the golden thread of trust

A palliative care physician says that very, very few people ever ask for euthanasia By Dr. Ghauri Aggarwal Editor’s note. Cachexia refers to “general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease.” We are lucky to live in the 21st Centu

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20
JUN
2017

An urgent need for palliative care as the world turns grey

By Michael Cook Is the developed world prepared for the avalanche of elderly people who will die of cancer and dementia? A report in the journal BMC Medicine says No. About 75% of people approaching the end of their lives would benefit from palliative care services. But after crunchin
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26
JAN
2017

Study: Legalizing euthanasia saves money

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition This week the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published a study by Aaron J. Trachtenberg, MD DPhil, and Braden Manns, MD MSc., titled “Cost analysis of medical assistance in dying.”
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09
SEP
2016

Six-month-old baby girl dies after justice allows hospital to withdraw “life-sustaining treatment”

By Dave Andrusko A seriously ill baby girl has died after a judge in Nottingham, England authorized the hospital to “move the baby to a palliative care regime,” the Nottingham Post has reported. Justice Keehan of London’s High Court overruled the objections of the No
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26
AUG
2016

Quality (Not Worthy of Life) Danger Ahead

By Wesley J. Smith There is a fight in the UK about whether to keep a seriously ill baby on life support or put her in palliative care to die. Typically of our age, the idea that a person has a life not worth living may really be about discrimination against the disabled coupled to
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06
JUL
2016

Tyranny disguised as the illusion of autonomy

By Paul Russell Two memes dominate the pro-euthanasia rhetoric–choice and pain. Yet in a significant number of media stories featuring people who want access to euthanasia and assisted suicide we see that it is not pain that is the dominant driving factor; it is fear of the poss
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10
JUN
2016

A sugar coated poison pill for Victoria

Another one-sided report on euthanasia, this time in the Australian state of Victoria By Paul Russell The Legal and Social Issues Committee of the Victorian Parliament handed down its long-awaited Report into End-of-Life Choices today. It makes some valuable comments and recommendatio
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16
APR
2016

Support When it’s Needed Most

By Mathew Wagner, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. This post is definitely the most personal…and probably the most painful…I will write. One of the reasons I am so ardently pro-life is because of my experience with our second child. Early in the preg
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24
FEB
2016

Alberta Senator Betty Unger: Palliative care should be the priority, not physician-assisted dying

Editor’s note. This article was published by Senator Unger on February 22 on her website. “Palliative care should be the priority, not physician-assisted dying. There is something terribly wrong when a government does more to guarantee that the living can die, than to ensu
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13
JAN
2016

NPR Covers Palliative Care Doctor Who Wishes We’d Do More

Editor’s note. This appeared at Maryland Against Assisted Suicide. As we see the state of California press forward with the ill-advised policy of legal assisted suicide, we also hear about more and more medical professionals who wish that the medical community would find better
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