Tag: doctor

Why the disability community opposes doctor assisted suicide

by Lisa Blumberg, New Haven Register, 28 March 2018 No safeguard can prevent mistakes in prognosis. And no safeguard can stop vulnerable people from being coerced. Above all, these laws don’t change prejudices. Assisted suicide or “aid in dying,” as its proponents innocuously call it, presents a clear and present danger to the many people who… Read more »

I’m an oncologist who got breast cancer. This is what I learned

by Victoria Lavin, The Guardian, 7 June 2018 My experience of being on the other side of the consultation desk will shape my future career and it has helped me to understand what goes on for patients. The biggest ego-bruising revelation was learning who makes the difference. As the doctor prescribing the treatment I always felt… Read more »

The deadly push for assisted suicide

by Julie Hocker, The Washington Times, 13 May 2018 First, assisted suicide bills create a scale to determine those individuals a state will protect and those who are deemed less valuable. With a yardstick created by well-paid death advocates, doctors will legally determine if a fellow New Yorker fits into the category of “better off dead.”… Read more »

What happens when a patient says, ‘Doc, help me die’

by E. Wes Ely, CNN, 20 March 2018 I pulled a chair next to his bed so we could talk at eye level. His face was blank. “I want euthanasia. I’m going to die soon, so what’s the point of living longer? I’m just wasted space.” I felt nauseated. The illegality of euthanasia was not what… Read more »

Doctor support for assisted suicide drops radically after legalization

by HOPE: Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Prior to the legislation being passed, 48% of doctors surveyed indicated a willingness to participate in assisted suicide, with a further 30% saying they would do so with certain conditions being met, making a total of 78% of doctors supporting legalised killing.  After the legislation passed, these numbers… Read more »

Words Matter

A blog post from HOPE: Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, 4 September 2017 HOPE is a coalition of groups and individuals who oppose the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide and support measures that will make euthanasia and assisted suicide unthinkable.  Unmistakeably, [sic] in acts of euthanasia, the subject person’s life is ended by the… Read more »