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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720570/protesters-show-support-for-assisted-dying-campaigner
#1
Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624976/are-concerns-about-irremediableness-vulnerability-or-competence-sufficient-to-justify-excluding-all-psychiatric-patients-from-medical-aid-in-dying
#2
William Rooney, Udo Schuklenk, Suzanne van de Vathorst
Some jurisdictions that have decriminalized assisted dying (like Canada) exclude psychiatric patients on the grounds that their condition cannot be determined to be irremediable, that they are vulnerable and in need of protection, or that they cannot be determined to be competent. We review each of these claims and find that none have been sufficiently well-supported to justify the differential treatment psychiatric patients experience with respect to assisted dying. We find bans on psychiatric patients' access to this service amount to arbitrary discrimination...
June 17, 2017: Health Care Analysis: HCA: Journal of Health Philosophy and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571045/new-zealand-doctors-and-nurses-views-on-legalising-assisted-dying-in-new-zealand
#3
Pam Oliver, Michael Wilson, Phillipa Malpas
BACKGROUND: Assisted dying (AD) has been legalised by statute or court decisions in at least 15 jurisdictions internationally. Nonetheless, only three medical professional bodies (and none in nursing) across those jurisdictions have proactively developed authorised policy, practice standards, guidelines or protocols, or other professional supports for health practitioners who may legally participate in AD services, and the majority internationally remain formally opposed to AD. There is a perceived likelihood that AD may be legalised in New Zealand soon...
June 2, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526705/assisted-dying-for-healthy-older-people-a-step-too-far
#4
Els van Wijngaarden, Ab Klink, Carlo Leget, Anne-Mei The
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480720/the-ethics-of-suffering-in-the-era-of-assisted-dying
#5
Blair Henry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467248/courts-to-look-again-at-assisted-dying-law
#6
Richard Griffith
A man with motor neurone disease has been granted permission by the Court of Appeal to seek judicial review the criminalisation of assisted dying under the Suicide Act 1961, section 2(1). In this article, Richard Griffith reviews the Court of Appeal's decision in R (on the application of Conway) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] and considers arguments for and against decriminalising assisted dying.
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462742/suicide-and-assisted-dying-in-dementia-what-we-know-and-what-we-need-to-know-a-narrative-literature-review
#7
J Diehl-Schmid, R Jox, S Gauthier, S Belleville, E Racine, C Schüle, G Turecki, S Richard-Devantoy
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based data on prevalence and risk factors of suicidal intentions and behavior in dementia are as scarce as the data on assisted dying. The present literature review aimed on summarizing the current knowledge and provides a critical discussion of the results. METHODS: A systematic narrative literature review was performed using Medline, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PSYNDEX, PSYCINFO, Sowiport, and Social Sciences Citation Index literature. RESULTS: Dementia as a whole does not appear to be a risk factor for suicide completion...
August 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449016/a-critical-exploration-of-a-collaborative-kaupapa-m%C3%A4-ori-consistent-research-project-on-physician-assisted-dying
#8
Phillipa Malpas, Anneka Anderson, Julie Wade, Rawiri Wharemate, Dolly Paul, Pio Jacobs, Takawai Jacobs, Jim Rauwhero, Danielle Lunistra
AIM: This paper critically explores the research approach undertaken by Māori and tauiwi researchers working alongside kaumātua within the context of physician-assisted dying. We critically explore the collaborative process we undertook in framing the research context and discuss the rewards and challenges that emerged. METHOD: The research this critical discussion draws on undertook a qualitative Kaupapa Māori consistent research approach and drew on the principles of an Interface Research approach...
April 28, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430536/casting-light-on-an-occultation-in-the-iahpc-position-paper-on-palliative-care-and-assisted-dying
#9
Jan L Bernheim, Gert Huysmans, Arsène Mullie, Marc Desmet, Paul Vanden Berghe, Robert Vander Stichele, Luc Deliens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419505/assisted-dying-disability
#10
Christopher A Riddle
This article explores at least two dominant critiques of assisted dying from a disability rights perspective. In spite of these critiques, I conclude that assisted dying ought to be permissible. I arrive at the conclusion that if we respect and value people with disabilities, we ought to permit assisted dying. I do so in the following manner. First, I examine recent changes in legislation that have occurred since the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on End-of-Life Decision-Making report, published in this journal...
July 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398131/declarations-on-euthanasia-and-assisted-dying
#11
Hamilton Inbadas, Shahaduz Zaman, Sandy Whitelaw, David Clark
Declarations on end-of-life issues are advocacy interventions that seek to influence policy, raise awareness and call others to action. Despite increasing prominence, they have attracted little attention from researchers. This study tracks the emergence, content, and purpose of declarations concerned with assisted dying and euthanasia, in the global context. The authors identified 62 assisted dying/euthanasia declarations covering 1974-2016 and analyzed them for originating organization, geographic scope, format, and stated viewpoint on assisted dying/euthanasia...
April 11, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325745/aid-in-dying-laws-and-the-physician-s-duty-to-inform
#12
Mara Buchbinder
On 19 July 2016, three medical organisations filed a federal lawsuit against representatives from several Vermont agencies over the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act. The law is similar to aid-in-dying (AID) laws in four other US states, but the lawsuit hinges on a distinctive aspect of Vermont's law pertaining to patients' rights to information. The lawsuit raises questions about whether, and under what circumstances, there is an ethical obligation to inform terminally ill patients about AID as an end-of-life option...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301700/implementing-california-s-law-on-assisted-dying
#13
Ruchika Mishra
On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved bill ABX2 15, the End of Life Option Act, making California the fifth state in the country to allow physician-assisted dying. The law was modeled after Oregon's 1997 Death with Dignity Act. When the legislative special session ended on March 10, 2016, California health care providers had only ninety days to respond to the state mandate before the law would take effect, on June 9, 2016. Experience with the law so far suggests several challenges with implementation...
March 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282677/-physician-assisted-suicide-survey-on-%C3%A2-217-stgb-in-germany
#14
Julia Zenz, Ruth Rissing-van Saan, Michael Zenz
Background In late 2015, Germany passed a law (§ 217 StGB) prohibiting persons from aiding others in committing suicide on a regular, repetitive basis. Despite intensive societal debate and surveys about assisted dying, the present study was the first to examine attitudes towards the new legal regulation among professionals. Methods In early 2016, all participants of a congress on palliative care received a one-page anonymous questionnaire to complete until the end of the conference. The questionnaire consisted of questions regarding assisted suicide and the new law...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172990/nicklinson-and-lamb-v-united-kingdom-strasbourg-fails-to-assist-on-assisted-dying-in-the-uk
#15
Elizabeth Wicks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Medical Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098632/palliative-care-in-the-icu-and-the-role-for-physician-assisted-dying-or-lack-thereof
#16
J Randall Curtis, Mark R Tonelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989432/assisted-dying-legislation-in-victoria-australia
#17
Georgina Kenyon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933459/four-reasons-why-assisted-dying-should-not-be-offered-for-depression
#18
Thomas Blikshavn, Tonje Lossius Husum, Morten Magelssen
Recently, several authors have argued that assisted dying may be ethically appropriate when requested by a person who suffers from serious depression unresponsive to treatment. We here present four arguments to the contrary. First, the arguments made by proponents of assisted dying rely on notions of "treatment-resistant depression" that are problematic. Second, an individual patient suffering from depression may not be justified in believing that chances of recovery are minimal. Third, the therapeutic significance of hope must be acknowledged; when mental healthcare opens up the door to admitting hopelessness, there is a danger of a self-fulfilling prophecy...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903754/trajectories-to-seeking-demedicalised-assistance-in-suicide-a-qualitative-in-depth-interview-study
#19
Martijn Hagens, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, H Roeline W Pasman
BACKGROUND: In the Netherlands, people can receive (limited) demedicalised assistance in suicide (DAS)-an option less well known than physician-assisted dying (PAD). AIM: This study explores which trajectories people take to seek DAS, through open-coding and inductive analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 people who receive(d) DAS from counsellors facilitated by foundation De Einder. RESULTS: People sought DAS as a result of current suffering or as a result of anticipating possible prospective suffering...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821302/suffering-and-medicalization-at-the-end-of-life-the-case-of-physician-assisted-dying
#20
Hadi Karsoho, Jennifer R Fishman, David Kenneth Wright, Mary Ellen Macdonald
'Suffering' is a central discursive trope for the right-to-die movement. In this article, we ask how proponents of physician-assisted dying (PAD) articulate suffering with the role of medicine at the end of life within the context of a decriminalization and legalization debate. We draw upon empirical data from our study of Carter v. Canada, the landmark court case that decriminalized PAD in Canada in 2015. We conducted in-depth interviews with 42 key participants of the case and collected over 4000 pages of legal documents generated by the case...
October 12, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
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