By Michael Cook The Federation of Swiss Medical Doctors (FMH) has refused to include in its code of ethics new guidelines on end-of-life care proposed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). These provide that a physician may practice assisted suicide for patients presenting with “unbearable suffering” related to the symptoms of an incurable …Continue reading "Swiss doctors go head-to-head over liberal guidelines for assisted suicide"
By Nancy Valko Of course, the big news from the national voting last week was the stunning election of Donald Trump as president. But barely mentioned by the media except for its passage was Colorado’s Proposition 106 “End of Life Options Act” initiative which won by a 65% to 35% popular vote. Now five states …Continue reading "“End of Life Options” act passes in Colorado"
By Nancy Valko With over $22 million in 2015 net assets, a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, enthusiastic media coverage and a new “Federal Policy Agenda for 2016 and Beyond,” Compassion and Choices increasingly appears to be following in the 4 star, politically and media supported, $1.3 billion dollar revenue ($528 million in government …Continue reading "Is Compassion and Choices Aiming to Become the “Planned Parenthood” of Euthanasia?"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Those seeking to fund advance planning “conversations” — efforts to encourage doctors or others to talk with potential patients about whether they should receive life-saving medical treatment if incapacitated– are progressing on many fronts. Not only are there several bills pending before Congress, but …Continue reading "Advance Planning for Treatment Denial “Conversations” Spread — But What is Driving the Conversation?"