Pages tagged "sedation"
France approves terminal sedation legislation.
Jan 29, 2016
By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition NB: Alex makes some very important and accurate distinctions when lookng at exactly what it the French may have done.Politicians in France have been debated the legalization of euthanasia for many years. Continue reading
Wesley Smith: France debates slow euthanasia.
Jun 17, 2015
This article was published on Wesley Smith's blog on June 16, 2015.By Wesley Smith Sigh. If the euthanasia pushers can't get people dead one way, they try another.The French Senate is debating legalizing terminal sedation for the terminally ill who want it. From the Yahoo story:France's debate over end-of-life care goes to the Senate, with a bill that would allow doctors to keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, but stops short of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Euthanasia is currently legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, and recent polls show a large majority of French people favor legalization. But French lawmakers haven't been willing to go quite that far, in a debate that is arising at the same time as the wrenching family dispute surrounding Vincent Lambert, a Frenchman in a coma since a car accident seven years ago. Continue reading
Euthanasia represents 4.6% of all deaths in Flanders Belgium in 2013
Mar 19, 2015
By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director and International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (March 17, 2015) published the basic statistics related to a new study titled: Recent Trends in Euthanasia and Other End-of-Life Practices in Belgium.Similar to previous studies, this study sent questionnaires to 6188 physicians in Flanders Belgium, who had certified death certificates in the first half of 2013. The study received a 60.6% response rate by receiving 3751 returned questionnaires. Continue reading
Deep Sedation: France is in danger of buying a deadly illusion.
Mar 19, 2015
Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE, is the director of EPC International and lives near Avignon France. Article first appeared on Alex Schadenberg's blog. France is in danger of buying a deadly illusion: that terminal sedation is neither assisted suicide nor euthanasia. In the Netherlands it can be both, and the numbers of people being terminally sedated there are growing at an alarming rate. From the minute the Assemblée Nationale should pass any such legislation, terminal sedation will become the lie to hide the practice of euthanasia throughout France too.On Tuesday March 17, 2015 the French parliament overwhelmingly voted to give people the right to demand terminal sedation - that is, for them to be made unconscious in their last hours and days. We have been warning about the steep rise in the use of terminal sedation in the Netherlands, as a form of 'back-door' euthanasia. Continue reading
New study on Belgian doctors medical practice at the end-of-life creates more concerns
Feb 03, 2014
What is really going on in Belgium? The longer the practice of euthanasia develops both in Belgium and in the Netherlands, the more obvious it becomes that the illusion of regulatory control, ethical behaviour and limitation on who qualifies blurs and collapses in upon itself. The following report by Michael Cook from Continue reading
The demise of the Liverpool Pathway and euthanasia by dehyration
Jul 22, 2013
This is an important read about the problems with the Liverpool Care Pathway and its use in the UK. It is also worth reading this from the point of view of euthanasia because it gives an insight into what happens in practice when a protocol with very clear intentions falls into disuse and misuse over time. writes:Alex Schadenberg Continue reading
Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation
Jul 25, 2012
Michael Cook from recently posted the following article about the use of terminal sedation: Continue reading
14% of All Dutch Deaths Involve Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide
Jul 20, 2012
US Lawyer and activist, Wesley Smith exposes what the recent Dutch figures really say. See also earlier post from . If euthanasia & assisted suicide are a public good, why don't they simply tell it like it Continue reading
Letting people die or 'nudging them along'
Jul 09, 2012
A recent article in the London Telegraph has re-ignited the discussion about the Continue reading
EUTHANASIA: Accurate terminology a matter of life and death
Jul 22, 2011
This article appears in the upcoming edition of , August 6, 2011. Continue reading