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End of life


Bioethics press synthesis

No assisted suicide for "unbearable suffering" according to Swiss medical ethics

12 November 2018

The Fédération des Médecins Suisses (FMH) (Swiss Medical Federation) objects to new assisted suicide guidance. In May 2018, the Swiss Academy of Medical...

"Hippocratic medicine is fundamentally incompatible with euthanasia"

12 November 2018

Over the past two years, Canadian doctors have spoken out in the World Medical Journal, taking a stand against euthanasia and its harmful consequences in...

Palliative care: the intention of care "is never to shorten life but to relieve symptoms"

02 November 2018

"It's not the question of euthanasia that should be debated today but that of the patients' right to receive reasonable, positive support, relief for symptoms...

Euthanasia in Canada: nurses' rights to objection must be taken into consideration

02 November 2018

In face-to-face interviews, eight nurses from Ontario revealed that nurses wishing to exercise conscientious objection deemed ethically justifiable in the...


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