World Media Roundup – 12 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Doctors need to swot up on end-of-life laws: research

Australia: The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian patients are at risk of being killed or saved when they do not want to be by doctors who do not understand laws regarding the withholding and withdrawing of life-sustaining medical treatment, research suggests.

Veteran Hospice Patient Receives Purple Heart

US: My Fox Philly

Sergeant Arpino was wounded in battle in Paugol and earned the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his service; however, he declined the honor because he didn’t want his mother to know he was injured. Arpino was recently given the news he only has weeks to live, so a family friend advocated for the veteran to receive the honor he deserves.

Euthanasia in legal limbo in Colombia

Colombia – Eldis

Euthanasia has been practised informally by some doctors in Colombia for over 10 years, but proponents say that the practice still needs to be regulated to reduce opportunities for abuse.

All-Ireland Primate rejects Lord Carey’s support of assisted dying

The senior Anglican bishop in Ireland has spoken out against a former Archbishop of Canterbury’s support for assisted dying.

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