Euthanasia and Depression: A Prospective Cohort Study Among Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Journal of Clinical Oncology Sep 20, 2005 Comment: Concerns the link between depression and euthanasia. The author hypothesised that there was no connection. Conclusion that people with signs of depression or a sense of hopelessness were 4.1 times more likely to request euthanasia.  Link to study at JCO website Continue reading

The Groningen Protocol - Euthanasia in Severely Ill Newborns

The New England Journal of Medicine Mar, 2005 Comment: Explains how the Groningen protocol operates.Link to article at NEJM Continue reading

Parliament of Tasmania 1998 Community Development Committee Report: On the need for legislation on Voluntary Euthanasia

"the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia would pose a serious threat to the more vulnerable members of society and that the obligation of the state to protect all its members equally outweighs the individual's freedom to choose voluntary euthanasia."   Link to the FULL REPORT Continue reading