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End of life


Bioethics press synthesis

The state of New Jersey is set to legalize euthanasia

08 April 2019

On Monday, 25 March, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that he would sign the bill passed by the State Assembly and Senate, “allowing terminally ill...

The United Kingdom’s Royal College of Physicians adopts a ‘neutral’ stance on assisted dying

01 April 2019

After failing to obtain a 60% majority of doctors against assisted dying, the Royal College of Physicians has abandoned its opposition to this practice and...

Belgium: 2,537 cases of euthanasia in 2018

11 March 2019

In 2018, 2,357 cases of euthanasia were reported in Belgium, representing 2% of annual deaths and an increase of 1.8% compared to 2017. The majority involved...

Swiss nurse suspected of euthanasia

11 March 2019

A Swiss nurse is under criminal investigation for homicide following suspicions of euthanasia of elderly patients. An employee of the Regional Hospital of...


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