terminally ill patients

Freedom at last - thanks to state-backed legal aid


June 29th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) He was acquitted but Ravi Kumar, incarcerated in Burail jail here on charges of reckless driving, had no clue. Not till the State Legal Service Authority ... Read more...

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Azad calls for organ donation encouragement drive


May 3rd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad today called for stepping up the drive to generate awareness about organ and tissue donation in the ... Read more...

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Hrithik hails nod for passive euthanasia


March 11th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict in favour of conditional passive euthanasia for terminally-ill patients, Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan, who played paraplegic in director Sanjay Leela ... Read more...

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Apex court norms to decide fate of terminally-ill patients


March 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday laid down the guidelines on withdrawal of life support systems of terminally-ill patients. It was hearing a plea related to Aruna ... Read more...

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Aruna Shanbaug will live: Supreme Court (Roundup)


March 7th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Rejecting a petition for the mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse who has been in a "persistent vegetative state" for the past 37 years ... Read more...

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Debate on euthanasia a must: Moily


March 7th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The country should seriously debate the issue of euthanasia, on which presently there are no prevalent laws, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily said Monday.A Supreme ... Read more...

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Aruna Shanbaug to live: Supreme Court (Second Lead)


March 7th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday rejected a petition for the mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, who has been in a "persistent vegetative state" for the past ... Read more...

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Relationships hold key to spiritual care for patients


July 24th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Relationships hold the key to giving terminally ill patients the spiritual care they need, according to researchers.However, researchers have pinpointed a mismatch between patients' expectations and understanding when ... Read more...

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Jack Kevorkian Has No Regrets For Assisting More Than 130 Suicides


June 15th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jack Kevorkian, now 82, revealed in a recent interview that he has no regrets about killing more than 130 people in assisted suicides. He told interviewer, ... Read more...

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BBC reporter kills lover in an act of mercy killing


February 17th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BBC reporter Ray Gosling did an act of mercy killing when he killed his lover, who was dying of AIDS, and was in deep pain. He ... Read more...

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Prince William follows mum’s footsteps at hospice


January 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 13 (ANI): Prince William followed the path treaded by his late mother Princess Diana after boosting the morale of dying patients at a hospice.The 27-year-old royal, along with his ... Read more...

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Switzerland proposes law to tackle ’suicide tourism’


October 30th, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 30 (RIA Novosti) The Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said Friday that the country is reviewing a draft legislation to restrict the number of patients allowed to undergo euthanasia to ... Read more...

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Tihar asked to provide medical care to terminally ill prisoners


February 19th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday asked Tihar jail authorities to provide medial facilities to terminally ill inmates and directed the trial court to wrap up the proceedings ... Read more...

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Court seeks medical records of terminally ill Tihar inmates


February 16th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Concerned over the plight of terminally ill patients lodged in Tihar jail, the Delhi High Court Monday sought medical records of 16 such patients. The order comes ... Read more...

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38 killed in Sri Lanka’s fresh clashes: Military


July 5th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 5 (IANS) At least 37 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and a soldier were killed while 37 from both sides were wounded when advancing troops and the rebels engaged in fierce clashes ... Read more...

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Humour plays vital role in most serious healthcare settings


April 9th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Canadian researchers have revealed that a bit of humour can play a crucial role in healthcare settings, even when patients are terminally ill.Dr Ruth Dean co-author of ... Read more...

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