The Finnish Parliament voted 128 to 60 to reject the draft bill to legalise euthanasia. It approved the proposal from the parliamentary commission for Health and Social Affairs “to create a national working party to improve palliative care legislation instead”.
In this country, palliative care replaces “intensive treatment that does not improve the patient’s health or prognosis” and, from an end-of-life perspective, doctors do not advocate the pointless prolonging of life. They work to alleviate suffering without attempting to cause or hasten the patient’s death.
Institut Européen de Bioéthique (15/05/2018)