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Special Topics : Euthanasia
  Last Updated: Nov 1, 2009 - 11:48:48 PM

Special Topics : Euthanasia
Blacks, Whites Divided on End-of-Life Treatment
Black patients are more likely than white patients to prefer life-sustaining care when confronted with an incurable illness or serious mental and physical disabilities, according to a study by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers.
Dec 4, 2006 - 11:01:10 AM

Special Topics : Euthanasia
Indian scribe pleads for mercy killing
A 79-year-old freelance journalist here has petitioned the Rajasthan High Court seeking permission for euthanasia, saying he wants to die with dignity.
Apr 28, 2006 - 1:02:37 AM

Special Topics : Euthanasia
No incidences of physician-assisted suicide in the UK
The results of the first UK-wide study into euthanasia are revealed in the recent edition of medical journal Palliative Medicine. The survey, carried out by a Brunel University academic, shows the proportion of UK deaths in which doctors report having assisted patients suicide, carried out euthanasia, or taken other medical decisions relating to the ending of life. This is the first time such a comprehensive survey of UK medical practice has been reported. Because the same survey has been done in other countries, rates in the UK can be compared with rates elsewhere.
Jan 20, 2006 - 4:20:37 PM

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Dutch study on end-of-life decisions (ELD) for children
A Dutch study found that end-of-life decisions (ELD) are an important aspect of end-of-life care for children between one and 17 years old and that those decisions include choices to refrain from life-prolonging treatment and to relieve pain or symptoms, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Sep 6, 2005 - 6:45:38 AM

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Assessing physician compliance with the rules for euthanasia and assisted suicide
Physicians in the Netherlands rely on careful patient evaluations and official practice guidelines when considering patient requests for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS), according to a study in the August 8/22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Aug 10, 2005 - 1:03:38 PM

Special Topics : Euthanasia
Why Patients are Motivated to Seek Death
Patients motivated to seek a doctor for their death wish did so after a deliberative and thoughtful process rather than on impulse, according to a research study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . The study involved 35 cases in which patients considered physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and presents data which until now has been very limited.
May 7, 2005 - 3:32:38 PM

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