Category Archives: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide in Portugal: The need for further research to mediate the debate

Following last week’s post ‘Bringing the EAPC white paper to the centre of the Portuguese debate’, Sandra Martins Pereira, Pablo Hernández-Marrero and Ana Sofia Carvalho from the Instituto de Bioética, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto/ UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Porto, Portugal, … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Portugal: Bringing the EAPC white paper to the centre of the Portuguese debate

Introducing a new, two-part series from Sandra Martins Pereira, Mara Freitas, Cátia Ferreira, Pablo Hernández-Marrero and Manuel Luís Capelas, on behalf of the Portuguese Association for Palliative Care. Here, they introduce the Portuguese translation of the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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Making connections – EAPC President visits the European Parliament

Professor Philip Larkin, President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), highlights some European Parliament initiatives that may offer opportunities for the EAPC to be seen as an authority on the delivery and practice of palliative care. Once in … Continue reading

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Palliative care: A special form of disinterested charity

A POST TO CELEBRATE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK – SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2017 Ahead of tomorrow’s World Day of the Sick, Dr Katherine Pettus, Advocacy and Human Rights Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), explains the background to … Continue reading

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The Convenient Death of King George V

Associate Professor A D (Sandy) Macleod is a psychiatrist and palliative medicine physician. Jane Vella-Brincat is a clinical pharmacist. They have been working in the palliative care services in Christchurch, New Zealand, for many years. Here, they explain the background … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide – the struggle continues

Today, we publish the final post in our special series to mark the publication of the EAPC’s latest white paper on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide Lukas Radbruch (Germany), Carlo Leget (The Netherlands), Patrick Bahr (Germany) and Paul Vanden Berghe (Belgium, … Continue reading

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Euthanasia – legal regulations and practices

Here’s the third post in our special series to mark the publication of the EAPC’s latest white paper on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Lukas Radbruch (Germany), Carlo Leget (The Netherlands), Patrick Bahr (Germany) and Paul Vanden Berghe (Belgium, who are … Continue reading

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