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Euthanasia. Avoid evil-die

Many thanks to Marion Broucke for her excellent column on euthanasia, in the Science and Ethics supplement of May 25 (to be read below). It raises the real questions that all participants in this long-term debate should ask themselves: caregivers, lawyers, elected officials, philosophers, decision-makers. She underlines that the legal, legislative and therapeutic arsenal is currently sufficient and sufficiently well done to avoid bad death. On the other hand, caregivers and particularly certain doctors are still insufficiently trained and informed; there is a lot of progress to be made in this direction but, in ten years, thanks to the clarification of the Claeys-Leonetti law, this progress is real. I thank The cross which gives voice to an enlightened, impartial, exp...
In Russia, “people continue to die but do not want to be vaccinated”
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In Russia, “people continue to die but do not want to be vaccinated”

Four months after the launch in Russia of the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, the franchise of the powerful mayor of Moscow detonates: “We were the first on the planet to announce a mass vaccination campaign. And what ? The percentage of people vaccinated in Moscow is lower than in any European city… ”, lamented Sergei Sobyanin on May 21, during a meeting with activists. "We keep getting sick, people keep dying but don't want to get vaccinated".Russia out of dateAcross the country, the observation is indeed that of a slow-paced vaccination campaign, and a distrust of the population that the authorities are unable to counteract. Ten million Russians, or just under 7% of the population, have already received two doses of the vaccine, a figure compared to nin...
“Doing one’s duty becomes imperative when one is called upon to die soon”
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“Doing one’s duty becomes imperative when one is called upon to die soon”

When you know your time is running out, how do you optimize the time that remains?Axel Kahn: The best possible. I have been obsessed, my whole life, by the notion of duty. Doing one's duty becomes imperative when, no doubt, one is called upon to die soon. It's an interesting exercise, intellectually speaking, I hear. It's about knowing what matters, what is most important and how you can do it to get things done. Identify the events, the processes, which seem worthwhile to you.What is worth it?A. K. : On a personal level, this obviously comes under the affective, family, sentimental transmission. Take advantage of those I love, immerse myself in nature, even if I no longer have my former hiking skills. And in terms of my commitments, it is the continuation and conso...
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After the bill on “active assistance in dying”

I think we have something else to discuss. Let us implement palliative care everywhere. While in some regions they are practiced little or not. Euthanasia must not take place.C.R.thanks to The cross for his enlightening articles on the bill on “active assistance in dying”. The development of research against pain and the promotion of palliative care, as Guillaume Goubert talks about in his editorial of April 8, seem to me so much more correct than euthanasia. Beyond the political issues, promoting this bill in the name of "freedom" shocks me. The example cited by Alice Le Dréau of the resignation in 2018 of the Belgian neurologist for disagreement with a euthanasia performed on a patient suffering from a degenerative disease following the request of her family withou...