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Patients with missed cancer diagnoses may not be told by their doctors
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Patients with missed cancer diagnoses may not be told by their doctors

Apr 26th 2018, 9:35 AM 29,785 Views 41 Comments

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused shockwaves.

Hospital grants dying woman's final wish to say goodbye to beloved horse
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# Last Wish

Hospital grants dying woman's final wish to say goodbye to beloved horse

Nov 7th 2014, 6:01 PM 42,002 Views 51 Comments

So many feels.

Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention
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Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention

Nov 6th 2014, 1:23 PM 201 Views 71 Comments

As a compassionate society, must have the courage to face up to the question of terminal illness and euthanasia.

Opinion: A loved one’s death is devastating, but you must allow yourself to rebuild your life
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Opinion: A loved one’s death is devastating, but you must allow yourself to rebuild your life

Jul 30th 2014, 12:52 PM 2,613 Views 12 Comments

After losing my husband, I promised myself I would be open to new things and accept my new life.

'If only I could still dress myself': Hard hitting Motor Neurone Disease campaign launched
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'If only I could still dress myself': Hard hitting Motor Neurone Disease campaign launched

Jun 9th 2014, 3:00 PM 11,020 Views 8 Comments

In the new adverts, Jan and Paul share their stories about their terminal disease in a hope to increase support for those living with this degenerative condition.

Column: There isn't a 'right' way to die. Journalists should recognise that.
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Column: There isn't a 'right' way to die. Journalists should recognise that.

Jan 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 70 Views 23 Comments

Lisa Bonchek Adams was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, and has since publicly chronicled her experiences online. Journalists asking whether this is ‘too public’ are asking the wrong questions, writes Marie Ennis-O’Connor.

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people
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Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 144 Views 38 Comments

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?
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Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

Nov 18th 2012, 12:34 PM 10,027 Views 92 Comments

A case currently being heard before the High Court is asking whether Irish people have the constitutional right to an assisted suicide. What do you think?

Mobile euthanasia service launched in Netherlands
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Mobile euthanasia service launched in Netherlands

Mar 3rd 2012, 1:42 PM 3,177 Views 27 Comments

The units will travel the country offering eligible patients the chance to end their lives in their own homes.

A "strong case" for offering assisted death to terminally ill, says UK report
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A "strong case" for offering assisted death to terminally ill, says UK report

Jan 5th 2012, 2:35 PM 2,777 Views 41 Comments

An independent panel funded by the author Terry Pratchett criticised the current legal status of assisted suicide as “inadequate and incoherent”.

Zurich to vote on 'suicide tourism' laws
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Zurich to vote on 'suicide tourism' laws

May 15th 2011, 10:48 AM 592 Views 0 Comments

Voters in Zurich are going to the polls to vote on the issue of assisted suicide – with many residents uncomfortable with so-called ‘suicide tourism’ resulting from other countries outlawing the practice.