Should the mentally ill be allowed to choose to end their own lives? That’s a question causing a good deal of debate in Canada.
Nearly 1 in 3 Canadians hope the government will allow those experiencing poverty or homelessness to end their life with the assistance of a doctor.
Should “severely disabled” newborns be killed by doctors? A group of physicians in Canada thinks so.
Should people have a right to death-on-demand by euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide to escape suffering or a life some consider “not worth living”?
There can be a fine line between comfort measures and euthanasia. We must be careful not to allow a living will to cross that line.
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Hippocrates' 'Oath' encapsulated the position of many of the Greek philosophers in condemning suicide, notably Pythagoras, and became the standard of ethics for doctors to follow.
Euthanasia is one of the most critical issues ever to face Western society.