End of life

Euthanasia in Belgium: 98 Advance Directives Rescinded

In Belgium the Dutch-language newspapers: “De Standaard”, “Het Nieuwsblad” and “Gazet van Antwerpen” have recently published statistics for 2016-2017 for rescinding requests for euthanasia. Ninety-eight citizens withdrew their signatures for advance directives for...

Euthanasia in Belgium: Control Commission’s Report for 2016-2017

On July 17th, the Federal Control Commission for Euthanasia in Belgium submitted its biannual report to Parliament, again revealing a sharp increase in officially reported cases. According to the Federal Control Commission for Evaluating Euthanasia (“CFCEE”), in 2016...

End-of-Life Law in France: Minor Corrections Recommended

On 12th June 2018, the French “General Inspectorate of Social Affairs” (IGAS) published its evaluation of the 2016 end-of-life law. The report gives 30 recommendations for a more homogeneous application of this law and for an improved consideration of the most...

Easing Medical Stipulations for Assisted Suicide in Switzerland

On June 6, 2018, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (“ASSM”), updated and revised the 2004 guidelines for their “Position on the End-of-Life and Death“. One of the directives given by this organization, responsible for establishing ethical regulations for...

French Government’s Plan for Loss of Autonomy in Old Age

In response to the alarming reports and various social movements’ reclamations on the critical situation in French nursing homes (“EHPAD’s), Agnès Buzyn the Health and Solidarity Minister presented the Government’s plan for the elderly, following the efforts...
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