End of life

Palliative Care and End-of-Life: 2nd French Public Awareness Campaign

Upon request from the Minister of Solidarity and Health, for the second consecutive year, the French National Center for Palliative and End-of-Life Care (subsequently referred to by its French acronym: “CNSPFV”) has launched a public awareness campaign on October 15,...

World Medical Association Strongly Opposed to Euthanasia

The World Medical Association * (WMA) remains strongly opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide. Under pressure from the Netherlands and Canada, (the rare countries which have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide), the WMA Executive Council held meetings...

Solidarity Between Generations

October 1st has been dedicated by the United Nations as the International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). This year, the UN is mobilizing to include older persons, in accordance with the guiding principle set forth by their Secretary General: “Don’t leave anyone...

Euthanasia in Belgium: 98 Advance Directives Rescinded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...