The Right to Physician Assisted Suicide

Posted on: 27th April 2015 0 Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in:
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The controversy over physician-assisted suicide has popped up again—this time in Canada where the Canadian Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling “establishing that the ‘sanctity of life’ also includes the…

Dying of Cancer is the Best Death – a controversial blog by Dr Richard Smith

Posted on: 23rd January 2015 % Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in: , ,
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    A high-profile British doctor, Richard Smith, has said that death by cancer is the best way to die. The reason? Because it gives us the opportunity to die…

Code Death

Posted on: 14th April 2014 0 Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in: ,
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What follows is an excerpt from an article by Dr Jessica Nutik Zitter that was featured in the NYT on April 10th. Amazing to read of a doctor describing the…

Suicide

Posted on: 11th March 2014 0 Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in:
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A few weeks week ago, an ex-marine in New York committed suicide by placing a homemade explosive device in his mouth. The man was suffering from throat cancer. Friends said…

One Woman’s Vision: No One Dies Alone

Posted on: 30th December 2013 0 Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in:
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Sandra Clarke, CCRN, initiated what is now available in several hospitals in the USA: a voluntary programme to ensure that nobody is alone in their last days and hours.  …


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