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End of life


Bioethics press synthesis

A british judge authorises doctors to allow a baby to die against the parents' wishes

24 April 2017

Connie Yates and Chris Gard "uttered a ‘no!’ of despair" when the judge deemed that doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London should switch off the...

Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Official figures are rising

24 April 2017

The number of official cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands increased by 10% in 2016 according to regional monitoring boards. Death by euthanasia currently...

The Netherlands: directives to facilitate organ donation after euthanasia

18 April 2017

Organ donation following euthanasia is in the pipeline in the Netherlands. Twenty-three cases have been recorded since the decriminalisation of euthanasia in...

The Dutch Medical Federation opposes extension of assisted suicide

10 April 2017

The Dutch Medical Federation representing 59,000 practitioners and students has branded as "undesirable" the draft law aimed at authorising assisted suicide...


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