Dutch considering new 'assisted suicide' law

Under the new system, an 'assistant in death' – someone with medical and special training – would have to authorise an assisted suicide after ruling out any treatment that would overcome the 'wish to die'.

Belgium gives kids right to die

More than a decade after legalising euthanasia for adults, Belgium is set to extend mercy-killing to terminally-ill children.

Palliative care experts in short supply

As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply.

Universal Health Coverage is possible

The United Nations has unanimously endorsed Universal Health Coverage twice, but universal action has not yet been taken, despite the fact that rich and poor countries have proven that Universal Health Coverage is possible.

A place for all seasons

Are you seeking an idyllic setting for your retirement, an opportunity to experience a worry-free world where you can relax in comfort and pursue your own interests at leisure?

Spiritual care rare at end of life

Physicians and nurses at four Boston medical centers cited a lack of training to explain why they rarely provide spiritual care for terminally ill cancer patients.

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