Euthanasia still a taboo for mental patients – even in the Netherlands “People suffering from an incurable mental disease have the same legal right to euthanasia as physically terminally ill patients in the Netherlands, but they almost never get it.” Practitioners reviewed the situation of mental patients and euthanasia at a symposium organized by the […]
Monthly Archive for November, 2009
There is a long and extremely interesting article in the Guardian in London. Worth reading. To read it, go to (you may need to copy/paste this URL) http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/18/assisted-suicide-dignitas-house ———————————- Inside the Dignitas house More than 1,000 people have traveled to Switzerland to end their lives. But what is it really like inside the world’s first […]
Posted in Assisted dying, Assisted Suicide, Books, death, Derek Humphry, Euthanasia, Final Exit, Final Exit Network, Living Will, Politics/Law, right to die, RTD News, RTD Organizations, Self-Deliverance, Suicide (rational) on Nov 18th, 2009
Time was when right-to-die groups were looked to for help exclusively by terminally ill, and sometimes hopelessly ill, persons. But nowadays with our greater public visibility, credibility and legislative progress, many mentally ill persons are approaching us expecting positive help.