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Euthanasia: we can live without it

The New England Journal of Medicine May, 2007

Comment: This is the study on the 2005 statistics from the Netherlands noting that 20% of all euthanasia deaths were not reported. Also noted the increase in death by ‘continuous deep sedation’.

  Link to article at NEJM

Journal of Clinical Oncology Sep 20, 2005

Comment: Concerns the link between depression and euthanasia. The author hypothesised that there was no connection. Conclusion that people with signs of depression or a sense of hopelessness were 4.1 times more likely to request euthanasia.

  Link to study at JCO website

"the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia would pose a serious threat to the more vulnerable members of society and that the obligation of the state to protect all its members equally outweighs the individual’s freedom to choose voluntary euthanasia."

  Link to the FULL REPORT

The New England Journal of Medicine Mar, 2005

Comment: Explains how the Groningen protocol operates.

Link to article at NEJM