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The withdrawal of food and water is "assisted suicide"

20 November 2017

In some countries where euthanasia or assisted suicide is banned, the withdrawal of food and water is deemed to be "ethically and legally accessible"....

Sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment with a suspended sentence for murdering his wife with Alzheimer's disease

20 November 2017

81 year-old Hubert Ougier, who was married to Nicole for fifty-four years, suffocated her with a duffle bag on the morning of 28 October 2015 before attempting...

Euthanasia: the efficacy of Dutch legislation challenged

20 November 2017

A study carried out by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that Dutch committees responsible for evaluating euthanasia cases (RTE) tend...

Belgium: Heading towards a national debate on euthanasia for psychiatric disorders?

20 November 2017

Forty-two psychiatrists, psychologists and academics published an open letter last week, calling for a "national debate on euthanasia and mental disease" in...


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