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Defending Advance VSED - Hasten Death by Dehydration by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 16 Jul 2014 7:30am VSED has been getting a lot of attention lately.  NPR radio host Diane Rehm discussed her husband's use of VSED to hasten his death.   Sir Chris Woodhead discussed VSED in the ongoing assisted dying debate that will reach the House of Lords on Friday.  And the Tampa Bay Times  just published a 1000 word article.   But I want to respo ... Read on »
Here We Go Again: Italian Government Stops the Dehydration of Eluana Englaro by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:09pm We have discussed the case of Eluana Englaro, who has been unconscious since an auto accident in 1992. Her father won a court order to remove her feeding tube. But for awhile, all hospitals and nursing homes refuse to participate in her dehydration. Mr. Englaro then found a facility that would, but now the Italian Government has passed a 60-day re ... Read on »
Eluana Englaro Died of Cardiac Arrest--The Young Support her Dehydration by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 4:21pm The autopsy of Eluana Englaro shows she died of cardiac arrest. From the story: An autopsy performed on the controversial 'right to die' woman, Eluana Englaro, who died in Italy on Monday has shown she died of cardiac arrest, provoked by dehydration after her feeding tubes were removed last week. The fate of 38-year-old Englaro, who had been in a ... Read on »
Today is "Terri's Day:" The Fourth Anniversary of the Death of Terri Schiavo by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 12:13am Today is "Terri's Day." It is the fourth anniversary of the end of Terri Schiavo's ordeal of death by dehydration. This cruel end was not a necessary death. It was forced upon her by judicial fiat even though she was not terminally ill, did not require a respirator or kidney dialysis, and had a loving family eager to care for her for the rest of he ... Read on »
Eluana Englaro: Dehydration Begins by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:09pm When the President of Italy refused to sign a decree delaying the dehydration death of Eluana Englaro --who some call the Italian Terri Schiavo--it seemed to seal her doom. But now the Prime Minister has moved up an emergency session of the Parliament. We'll see how that plays out. But the point of this post is the attempt, yet again, to make ... Read on »
Culture of Death Impresarios Can Get Away With Saying Anything by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:15pm Whatever happened to fact checking in the media? I recall writing an article against Kevorkian for the New York Times more than ten years ago, and I had to prove every i-dot and t-cross to the editor--it was the editorial equivalent of a colonoscopy. (" Depressed? Don't Go See Dr. Kevorkian," September 16, 1995.) Perhaps that is because I was agai ... Read on »
hikers die of dehydration … near Palm Springs by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 7:16pm … Authorities recovered the remains of two hikers in the hills near Palm Springs last week. They can tell that they’re hikers based on their clothing, but the bodies are so severely dehydrated that they can’t even pull fingerprints. … details on The Goat – Why It’s Important to Bring Enough Water Read on »
Christian Rossiter Dies -- without Assisted Suicide or Dehydration by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 20 Sep 2009 10:11pm Perth quadriplegic Christian Rossiter died, today, after succumbing to a chest infection. Just five weeks ago, a court granted him the right to refuse food and water. "Rossiter won right to die, but infection might beat him to it" The Age Read on »
2 hikers dead on Kokoda Track by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Apr 2009 12:34am The Kokoda Track is one of the best, and toughest, hikes in the world. … a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres (60 mi) overland — 60 kilometres (37 mi) in a straight line — through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The track is the most famous in PNG and is renowned as the location of the World W ... Read on »
Broder's death shines light on diabetes by UABNews Posted Thu 10 Mar 2011 9:28am Washington Post Columnist David Broder was considered one of a kind when it comes to covering national politics but he was one in 10.9 million when it comes to the number of Americans 65 and older who have diabetes. The Pulitzer Prize winner's death Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from "complications from diabetes" shows that no one is immune from d ... Read on »