End-of-Life Practices in the Netherlands under the Euthanasia Act

The New England Journal of Medicine May, 2007 Comment: This is the study on the 2005 statistics from the Netherlands noting that 20% of all euthanasia deaths were not reported. Also noted the increase in death by 'continuous deep sedation'.  Link to article at NEJM Continue reading

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