Legalized euthanasia in Canada is putting nurses — and their consciences — in tough situations, said University of Alberta nursing professor Christina Lamb. 
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During the summer I decided to take a break from speaking about euthanasia. There were several reasons. First, it was getting more and more difficult to find groups that were interested in hearing the anti-euthanasia message. Then when something was arranged only a handful of people would show up.

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Medicine in Canada has been undermined by the most permissive assisted dying laws in the world, physician and medical ethicist Sr. Nuala Kenny told about 150 Catholics gathered at the University of Toronto’s Regis College on Oct. 4.

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OTTAWA – Euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths in Canada could soon exceed the rates of such deaths in Belgium and the Netherlands, warns the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.
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All summer long Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital has been in the eye of a storm over its right as a religious health care institution to refuse to provide euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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OXFORD, England – Belgium's Brothers of Charity Group, which runs 15 centers for psychiatric patients, has rejected a Vatican order to stop offering euthanasia.

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The fight against assisted suicide has not been lost, says a Canadianborn liberal and atheist English academic who opposes medicalized killing.

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The tragic case of a 77-year-old woman, known only as AB, who had been wracked with intolerable pain for more than three decades, was resolved in August through doctor-induced death.

Or was it?

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Mental health patients should not be eligible for assisted suicide, says the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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MANCHESTER, England – Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients.
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OXFORD, England – Recent increases in euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths among psychiatric and dementia patients reflect the concerns church officials expressed years ago, said a Dutch cardinal.

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The agency responsible for expanding Ontario’s network of hospice care wants hospice patients to have the option of assisted suicide, even if most hospices and the majority of doctors oppose it.

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WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia's assisted suicide law.

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I want to focus on a single word, one that is loaded with enough meaning to sway life or death decisions.

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OTTAWA – As the summer barbecue season begins, the Liberal government received mixed reviews near the midway point of its electoral mandate.

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