By Wesley J. Smith There is a widely believed myth that the elderly and dying take up a huge amount of the overall health-care budget, and that, by empowering “death panels,” imposing rationing or “futile care” forced withdrawal of treatment, and legalizing assisted suicide, we could go far in reducing health-care expenditures, which take up …Continue reading "Myth meets Reality: End-of-Life Care Is Only 9 Percent of Health-Care Costs"
By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Bioedge. After 30 years and 3000 attempts to propose amendments, an end-of-life bill was passed by the Italian Parliament this week which allows patients to end their lives by refusing to eat and drink. It also allows patients to express binding …Continue reading "Italy passes controversial end-of-life bill"
Nearly one death in 20 now due to euthanasia By Michael Cook More statistics about euthanasia from the Netherlands, based on the latest figures from 2015. Nearly one death in 20 (4.5%) is now due to euthanasia. The figures come from a letter in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “It …Continue reading "Latest end-of-life statistics from the Netherlands"
By Michael Cook California’s right-to-die law was rolled out this past week and at least one doctor immediately opened up a dedicated assisted suicide clinic in San Francisco. At Bay Area End of Life Options, Dr. Lonny Shavelson, a well-known advocate of assisted suicide, will advise people who are wondering whether they ought to end …Continue reading "California doctor opens end-of-life clinic"