BBC - Ethics - Euthanasia: Anti-euthanasia arguments
Active Euthanasia I only allowed in Holland, and it means that the doctor takes direct measures to put a patient to sleep, whereas passive Euthanasia only involves stopping pill consumption, or stopping treatment....
Welcome to Exit (the Scottish Voluntary Euthanasia Society)
(Forbes — April 4, 2012)
Officially only Dutch residents should receive medical assistance to commit suicide. But the law doesn’t prohibit doctors from administering euthanasia to non-residents. It’s not the existence of assisted-suicide tourism that’s behind the latest controversy but, rather, the implicit danger that it could spin out of control.
Euthanasia of new-borns and late abortions is illegal in the Netherlands, but a commission was set up to examine whether or not to regulate the practice of ending the lives of new-born babies classed as "seriously suffering".
Euthanasia, A Quality of Life Choice | benheis
Those who are quite familiar with the standards of care in health care are often surprised at the wanton disregard for adherence to the standards by some hospice agencies and staff. They often cannot believe that the violation of the standards could ever be so knowingly and willingly done. This is not to say that all hospice and palliative care units violate standards. Certainly not! But, there are too many that do, and there is a reason for it. There is a reason why government regulators surprisingly do nothing about it as well.
EUTHANASIA - GENTLE DEATH, PAINFUL DECISION
Passive euthanasia is the withdrawing or withholding of a patient’s life-sustaining medication and active defined as the act of purposely bringing someone to their deaths.
Assisted Suicide | EARLY CHURCH FATHERS
Through years of debate and criticism over methods of euthanasia, it has been concluded in the medical profession that the acts of euthanasia should be beneficial....
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But the rules were reassessed after a 35-year-old man who had spent years on a respirator was unable to persuade doctors to turn off his life-support and travelled to Switzerland to end his life.
What do you want us to do with him?
(Washington Post — September 26, 2012)
The number of doctor-assisted suicide cases reported in the Netherlands grew by 559 between the years of 2010 and 2011, a commission says. The Euthanasia Commission, set up by the government, found that doctor-reported cases made up about 2.7 percent of all deaths in the Netherlands in 2011, from 2.3 percent in 2010.
[Note: This article erroneously states that the Dutch euthanasia law is permitted only if patients are terminally ill. The does not require that the patient have a terminal illness.]