Latest Disability rights Stories

2011-05-18 08:31:00

ALBANY, N.Y., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School Professor Alicia Ouellette's latest book, Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics, takes on the tension between disability rights scholars and bioethicists.

2011-03-10 14:01:09

A review of research carried out over 20 years suggests that UK doctors appear to consistently oppose euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS).

2011-02-24 20:48:26

Most "locked-in syndrome" patients say they are happy, and many of the factors reported by those who say they are unhappy can be improved, suggest the results of the largest survey of its kind.

2011-01-25 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris/BBC World News America poll finds that large majorities of Americans now favor physician assisted suicide and euthanasia for terminally ill patients in great pain who wish to end their lives.

2010-10-01 14:51:20

In a review article published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings,(http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com) Mayo Clinic physicians differentiate the ethical and legal permissibility of withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatments and accepted comfort measures, specifically palliative sedation, from that of physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia.

2010-08-26 13:52:09

Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient's life as doctors who are deeply religious.

2010-07-22 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Americans with Disabilities Act, the single most important piece of legislation to improve the lives of people with disabilities, will turn twenty on July 26.

2010-06-27 06:15:00

A German court has ruled that a dying person has the right to have life support turned off if that person has given their consent.

2010-05-20 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will host its 3rd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on June 2nd at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The Disability Leadership and Policy Summit will focus on ways to ensure that future generations of people with disabilities have access to improved rights and independence.

2010-05-17 13:18:41

Nurses in Belgium who administer life-ending drugs in euthanasia and in cases without explicit patient request often act outside of the law, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".