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Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev -- The Debate on Euthanasia in the Context of the Dialogue between Christianity and Secular Humanism

The same argumentation is at the basis of the philosophy of modern proponents of euthanasia, who are finding more and more supporters among European legislators. After the war euthanasia was prohibited in all European countries. It still remains illegal in the majority of Western countries, although in reality it is being put into practice ever more frequently.

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BBC - Religions - Christianity: Euthanasia

Christians are mostly against euthanasia. The arguments are usually based on the beliefs that life is given by God.

 

Pope John Paul II has spoken out against what he calls a 'culture of death' in modern society, and said that human beings should always prefer the way of life to the way of death.

The church regards any law permitting euthanasia as an intrinsically unjust law.

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End-of-life planning eases suffering

End-of-life planning eases suffering | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

Advance directives provide instruction for your family and physician about the types of treatment you want at the end of your life. Sadly, most Americans don't have them. A 2003 report by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research found that less than 50 percent of terminally ill patients studied had an advance care directive in their medical record. Of those who had directives, between 65 and 76 percent of their physicians were not aware it existed.

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BBC - Ethics - Euthanasia: Ethics of euthanasia - introduction

Most people think unbearable pain is the main reason people seek euthanasia, but some surveys in the USA and the Netherlands showed that less than a third of requests for euthanasia were because of severe pain.

Terminally ill people can have their quality of life severely damaged by physical conditions such as incontinence, nausea and vomiting, breathlessness, paralysis and difficulty in swallowing.

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Physician assisted suicide around the world

2009-MAY-21: South Korea's supreme court upheld a lower court decision and authorized the removal of a respirator from a 76-year-old woman who was declared brain-dead in 2009-FEB. She had previously told her family that she did not want to be kept alive artificially if her impending hospital treatment ended badly. The supreme court ruled that maintaining a brain-dead state damaged "human dignity" when there was no chance of recovery. They wrote: "If it is obvious that the patient will die soon... we can conclude that she or he has already entered a phase of death. In this case, we must respect the patient's will because forced life-sustaining treatment may damage human dignity."

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Nära mitt hjärta: Eutanasi

Det är mycket på gång just nu. Gröna förbundet hade just sin partikongress och där beslöts det att partiet ska arbeta för en legalisering av eutanasi i Finland. Kd:s ordförande Päivi Räsänen (och Sannf.:s Timo Soini) har efter detta gått ut och kraftigt tagit avstånd från legaliserad eutanasi, och deras ställningstaganden har sedan i sin tur fått hård kritik av bl.a. förre riksdagsmannen Esko Seppänen (v) och tidigare finansministern Iiro Viinanen (saml) som båda lider av Parkinsons.

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Vad är lagligt?

Vad är lagligt? | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

Patientlagen är även tillämplig på frågan om dödshjälp. I Finland skiljer man mellan aktiv och passiv dödshjälp. Aktiv dödshjälp är inte lagligt tillåten. Passiv dödshjälp - t ex att avbryta behandlingen av en döende patient - betraktas däremot som tillåten.

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Eutanasi

För att vara kvalificerad för detta krävs det att man är bosatt i Oregon och anses vara kompetent nog att fatta sina egna beslut. Två läkare måste även intyga att patienten lider av en sjukdom som kommer leda till döden inom sex månader. Man måste skriftligt göra en begäran om att få den dödliga dosen sömnmedel, denna måste bevittnas av två personer, den ena får inte vara släkt med patienten eller ha någon rätt till dennes tillgångar. Efter den skriftliga begäran finns det en väntetid på 15 dagar då man ytterligare en gång måste göra en begäran, denna gång ska den dock vara muntlig. Förra året hade 292 personer dött med hjälp av assisterat självmord i Oregon.

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Sverige öppnar dörren för eutanasi

Sverige öppnar dörren för eutanasi | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

Socialstyrelsen i Sverige har i april 2010 tagit ett viktigt steg för att tillåta eutanasi, alltså en slags dödshjälp. En patient som vill avbryta sin livsuppehållande behandling har enligt Socialstyrelsen rätt till det - förutsatt att patienten förstår konsekvensen av sitt beslut. Vården är också skyldig att erbjuda den döende patienten smärtlindrande, enligt Socialstyrelsen.

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Fiji rejects proposal for assisted suicide clinic - Radio Australia

Fiji rejects proposal for assisted suicide clinicRadio AustraliaFiji's government has turned down a proposal by an Australian euthanasia advocate to set up an assisted suicide clinic in the country.

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EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE: WHY NOT,

EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE: WHY NOT, | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

According to some surveys, three-quarters of Canadians would favour the legalization of euthanasia. Above all, they fear one day becoming a burden and having their lives unduly prolonged in suffering.
Given the immense confusion surrounding euthanasia, it is reasonable to question these statistics and some unreliable surveys. It is more than likely that the majority of citizens would change their minds if they were properly informed.

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BBC - Ethics: Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide

BBC - Ethics: Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide | Eutanasi | Scoop.it
Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases called euthanasia where a person can't make such a request.
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Mobile euthanasia teams planned for Holland

Mobile euthanasia teams planned for Holland | Eutanasi | Scoop.it
The units will be called in to kill patients when their own GPs refuse to administer lethal drugs. The proposals were revealed by Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers, pictured.
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Rev. Johannes L. Jacobse -- Euthanasia Advocates Prey on the Despair of the Terminally Ill

For years euthanasia advocates have argued that killing a terminally ill patient is morally justified when the patient suffers intolerable pain. Letting a patient suffer in pain is wrong and so hastening death through a lethal dosage of drugs is the only humane and compassionate form of treatment, they reason. Many people believe them.

New research proves them wrong. Depression, not pain, is the real reason that a patient requests death.

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BioEdge: Big rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths

BioEdge: Big rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths | Eutanasi | Scoop.it
Just-released statistics for Dutch euthanasia in 2011 show that the number of psychiatric patients who died has skyrocketed from 2 in 2010 to 13 last year. Euthanasia for people with dementia also rose substantially, to 49.

But euthanasia of all kinds rose. In 2011 there were 3,695 cases of euthanasia, an increase of 18% over the previous year. The figure is double the number in 2006. There were 4 cases of medical negligence, according to the report. One is being investigated by the public prosecutor.

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UK court rules against paralyzed man in 'right to die' case

UK court rules against paralyzed man in 'right to die' case | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

A British man left paralyzed from the neck down by a catastrophic stroke seven years ago lost his High Court battle Thursday to gain a legal right to end his life when he chooses.

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BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Asia's attitude to assisted suicide

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Asia's attitude to assisted suicide | Eutanasi | Scoop.it
Asian attitudes toward euthanasia and assisted suicide are shaped by the taboo on discussing death, and concerns for family and saving 'face', as the BBC's Vaudine England has been finding out.

 

"Tradition does not allow us to talk about dying. Our tradition is conservative. More than the West. Our society seldom discusses the issue.

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MERCY KILLING: AFRICA AND THE QUESTION OF EUTHANASIA

MERCY KILLING: AFRICA AND THE QUESTION OF EUTHANASIA | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

The practice of Euthanasia can be traced to antiquity. Ancient Greek and Roman societies and civilizations sometimes allowed for people to be aided in death. For example, Greek writer Plutarch mentioned that in Sparta infanticide was practiced on children who lacked “health and vigour”. Both Socrates and Plato sanctioned forms of Euthanasia in certain cases. Voluntary Euthanasia for the elderly was an approved custom in some ancient societies.

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Människan har gått in på Guds revir

Människan har gått in på Guds revir | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

Den livliga diskussionen om eutanasi har lyft upp vårt samhälles värderingar i ljuset. Den kristna uppfattningen om livets helighet är inte längre den rådande, utan människan har tagit steg in på Guds revir när hon vill besluta om ditt eget dödsögonblick.

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Det är en rätt att födas, en skyldighet att dö | www.ostnyland.fi

Det ser ut som om döden kommer att spela en stor roll i höstens kommunalval. De gröna inledde under veckoslutet längan av sommarens partikongresser och partidagar. I kontrast till omgivningen, där solen väckte nytt till liv, fokuserade De gröna på döden.

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MTV3: Finländarna är för eutanasi | Hbl.fi/nyheter

MTV3: Finländarna är för eutanasi | Hbl.fi/nyheter | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

Sju av tio finländare är beredda att tillåta aktiv dödshjälp i Finland, framgår det av en enkät som MTV3:s nyheter beställt. Motståndarna till dödshjälp utgör 15 procent av finländarna. Tretton procent vet inte vad de ska tycka om saken.

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Euthanasia Arguments | CRI

Euthanasia Arguments | CRI | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

In Part One of this series I examined two central aspects of the euthanasia debate. First, several important background concepts in ethical theory were explained. Second, the main features of the libertarian and traditional views of euthanasia were set forth.

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Assisted Suicide Laws Around the World - Assisted Suicide

Assisted Suicide Laws Around the World - Assisted Suicide | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

Assisted suicide laws around the world are clear in some nations but unclear – if they exist at all – in others. Just because a country has not defined its criminal code on this specific action does not mean all assisters will go free.

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Euthanasia Program during the Holocaust

Euthanasia Program during the Holocaust | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

The term "euthanasia" (literally, "good death") usually refers to the inducement of a painless death for a chronically or terminally ill individual who would otherwise suffer. In the Nazi context, however, "euthanasia" represented a euphemistic term for a clandestine murder program which targeted for systematic killing mentally and physically disabled patients living in institutional settings in Germany and German-annexed territories.

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Human and Animal Euthanasia: Dare to Compare?

Human and Animal Euthanasia: Dare to Compare? | Eutanasi | Scoop.it

Why is euthanasia almost always considered appropriate for animals?


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