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By Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 15--The physical and emotional toll of dealing with a loved one facing a terminal illness can prove crushing to even the most loving and patient of families and caregivers. One alternative is to turn to hospice care, which is asmuch for the family as for the patient.
The announcement last week by physician-assisted suicide advocates that they will start providing information to the terminally ill is the sad result of the state Legislatures failure to pass a needed law to help those in the final days of life.
LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigners opposed to moves to legalise euthanasia said on Tuesday that Britain should be giving terminally ill patients better palliative care instead of considering how to kill them.
Contrary to what you might think, most people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are not depressed. They are also not more likely to get depressed as the end of life approaches, and they are not more likely to be depressed if they want to die or hasten their own death. Two new studies, published in the July 12 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, provide the evidence to contradict these assumptions.
A new project to help terminally ill Sikh and Muslim patients to have 'a good death' sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs is to begin at the University of Edinburgh.
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