bioethics folders

End of life

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Bioethics press synthesis

The Netherlands: "unprecedented support" against the euthanasia of people with dementia

24 February 2017

In the Netherlands, there has been "unprecedented support"  against the euthanasia of people with dementia. Three hundred and fifty doctors signed a...

A brain-computer interface to diagnose levels of consciousness

14 February 2017

European scientists have investigated whether patients who have lost all powers of communication are still fully conscious and still want to live[1]....

The Netherlands: a woman who "underwent euthanasia against her will"

14 February 2017

In the Netherlands, a doctor will be tried for practising "euthanasia against the patient's will". Although this case is  "shocking", the Regional...

2024 cases of euthanasia reported in Belgium in 2016

03 February 2017

The Commission for the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia in Belgium has published the number of cases of euthanasia reported in 2016: 2024 persons underwent...

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