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The Vatican presents its white paper on palliative care

19 October 2018

Yesterday, the Pontifical Academy for Life[1] presented a document entitled "A new palliative care culture: a white paper presented as a working document"....

Charlie Gard amendment presented to the British Parliament

16 October 2018

On 4 September, Lord James Mackay introduced an amendment based on a proposal drafted in the aftermath of the Charlie Gard case. The purpose of this proposal...

Treatment of chronic pain - a public health priority to prevent suicide

12 October 2018

In 2014, 10% of people who committed suicide were suffering from chronic physical pain. This figure represents a 31% increase compared to 2003. These were the...

2016-2017, 98 Belgians withdrew their "euthanasia declaration"

05 October 2018

In 2016 and 2017, "98 Belgians withdrew their anticipated euthanasia declaration that they had submitted".   Belgium has authorised this type of...


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