EUTHANASIA

WHAT IS IT?

Etymologically it means “good death”, and it refers to the action that a doctor performs to induce the death of a patient who has freely requested it because he is enduring an intolerable suffering for which there is no relief, and that is caused by a disease or a medical condition for which there are no healing options.

Such action is a painless procedure that causes a fast unconsciousness followed by an irreversible cardiorespiratory arrest.

ARTICLES AND INFORMATION

Articles

El derecho a decidir: eutanasia y suicido asistido (The Right to Decide: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)

Asunción Álvarez del Río

Eutanasia y suicidio médicamente asistido. ¿Cuál es el problema? (Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. What is the Problem?)

Asunción Álvarez del Río

Manifestaciones anticipadas de voluntad (Advance Directive Manifestations)

Ingrid Brena Sesma

Interviews

Entrevista Radio Fórmula (Radio Fórmula Interview)

Amparo Espinosa Rugarcía

Presentations

End-of-life choices in Mexico Public opinions and the catholic church influence

Asunción Álvarez del Río

Thesis

DERECHO A UNA MUERTE DIGNA: LA NECESIDAD DE REGULACIÓN DE LA EUTANASIA Y EL SUICIDIO ASISTIDO EN MÉXICO (RIGHT TO A DIGNIFIED DEATH: THE NEED FOR REGULATION OF EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE IN MEXICO)

Ivonne Martínez Fernández

INTERNATIONAL STATUS OF EUTHANASIA AND PAS

Country Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Remarks

Australia

X

X

PAS was temporarily legal in the Northern Territory
Belgium Includes children
Canada

Euthanasia only in Quebec
Colombia X
Denmark X X Vital support treatment suspension is legal
Finland X
Germany

X

Generally, suicide is not punished
Holland

Israel

X

X

Vital support treatment suspension is legal
Japan

X

Euthanasia is not punished
Luxembourg

Mexico

X

X

Vital support treatment suspension is legal
Uruguay

X

X

Assisted suicide is pardoned if done for compassion and was requested repeatedly
United States of America X Only in the States of California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C.
Scotland X Generally, suicide is not punished
Switzerland

X

The patient doesn’t require a terminal illness, a volunteer can assist him/her