Kristen Hanson

The Slide to Rational Suicide

  …A recent article in Kaiser Health News deals with the topic of senior citizens who “want the option to take ‘preemptive action’ before their health declines in their later years, particularly due to dementia.” Dena Davis, a professor of bioethics at Lehigh University, is pushing a new term to describe this “preemptive action”: “Rational …

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Father with an aggressive brain tumour who’s lived eight YEARS beyond his prognosis has written a book about his experience

A man who has lived eight years longer than his medical prognosis, has revealed how he was able to publish a book despite having surgery to remove the part of the brain that enables reading. Martino Sclavi, 46, from London who was first diagnosed with Glioblastoma grade IV in 2011, has lived eight years beyond his …

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Maine could vote on a physician assisted suicide referendum in November or June

…Because Maine is one of 23 states that provides citizens with a process for veto referendums, voters could still have the final word on physician-assisted death. Kandyce Powell, executive director of the Maine Hospice Council, filed the veto referendum after the 2019 legislative session adjourned on June 20, 2019. The veto referendum was approved for …

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Does Organ Harvesting After Assisted Suicide Provide Incentive for Patients to End Their Lives Prematurely?

  Just as organs harvested after a fatal drug overdose can often be safely transplanted, so may livers taken from individuals undergoing physician-assisted suicide, Belgian researchers reported in a JAMA research letter. In a retrospective single-center review, Diethard Monbaliu, MD, PhD, of University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium, and colleagues found the following 3-year outcomes for …

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Tati

Dr. Tatiana Santos is a young physician who explains that assisted suicide is one of the biggest threats to authentic medicine.  Her words of caution are especially poignant given our current profit-driven healthcare system where doctors are put under tremendous pressure for cost containment.

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