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Netherlands Man Suffering from Alcoholism Approved for Euthanasia

In an article dated November 30, 2016, The Washington Times reported that a forty-one-year-old man, Mark Langedijk, was recently approved to be euthanized in the Netherlands —pursuant to a law enacted to allow mercy killing for those undergoing unbearable suffering —due to his his struggle with alcoholism. 93 more words


End-of-life ethics

Medical school definitely has its drudgery. Thankfully there are also moments of beauty — interactions and experiences that remind me why I’m here. Moments that remind me that I am in the right place, doing the right thing. 550 more words

Medical School: Year 2

What's the Difference?

A usual misconception: Physician-assisted suicide is NOT the same as euthanasia! 

Although both terms involve using lethal medications to deliberately end a terminally-ill patient’s life, the major differentiating factor is who exactly is administering the medication. 49 more words


Colorado Voters Speak on the Legalization of “Medical Aid in Dying”

Through a ballot initiative in last week’s election, Colorado became the fifth state to pass a “medical aid in dying” proposition.  Two-thirds of Colorado voters supported Proposition 106, which permits adults suffering from terminal illness, who have less than six months to live and are mentally competent, to self-administer a lethal dose of doctor-prescribed sleeping medication.   111 more words


Physician-Assisted Suicide, Important yet Controversial

After battling for their lives, those diagnosed with a terminal illnesses or life debilitating diseases who chose physician assisted suicide are making a huge decision, one which they have the right to do. 420 more words

U.S. Healthcare

On Assisted Suicide, Going Beyond ‘Do No Harm’

I recently posted an essay about a close friend who was dying of pancreatic cancer had taken advantage of California’s new assisted suicide law.  A few days before her death she implored me to work to improve access to assisted suicide for terminally ill people.  966 more words