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Medical Ethics

Do you support euthanasia?

Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College

Monday, 31 May, 2004, 12:00am

Groups urge controls on medical waste

Green groups have called on the government to immediately regulate the collection of medical waste to prevent a repeat of the recent body-dumping scandal.

They said proposed legislation on the disposal of medical waste, including human body parts and organs, would not come into effect until later this year.

9 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Doctors urged to settle dispute out of court

A Labour Tribunal adjudicator yesterday urged public doctors and the Hospital Authority to settle their row over days off through talks, after warning they could face a marathon legal battle.

9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Directives in Singapore, Australia and US


19 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Hostility complaint raises doctors' concern

Doctors and patients' rights activists have expressed concern over an allegation that a public doctor was hostile to the dying father of the chairwoman of a medical complaints body.

The Hong Kong Public Doctors' Association - the biggest union of public doctors, with 1,500 members - said doctors should never consider a patient's background or position while treating them.

27 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

In defence of doctors

I appreciate the views of your readers in response to my article headlined 'Phone row a loss to society' (South China Morning Post, May 2). Let me apologise to readers whom I, in my enthusiasm to

19 May 2001 - 12:00am

Final days need not be painful

We are a group of doctors involved in the care of terminally ill patients, and we refer to the letter by Allison Yeung entitled 'Let patients choose' (South China Morning Post, January 26).

12 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Euthanasia not the answer

I refer to Allison Yeung's letter (South China Morning Post, January 26). Nowadays, most physical pain from cancer can be eradicated or reduced by different pain killers. It is heartbreaking to hear continuously that many patients are still suffering from enormous pain, to the stage of even turning to euthanasia or assisted suicide.

8 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Withdrawing life-support not mercy killing, says code

Euthanasia is unethical, but withholding or withdrawing life-support from critically ill patients does not amount to mercy killing, a revised code of conduct for doctors says.

5 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Euthanasia caution

Since the Medical Council began to canvass public views on euthanasia early last year, the Dutch parliament has voted to allow doctors to provide drugs to kill extremely ill patients who have asked to die, and an Australian court has rejected murder charges against a doctor for injecting a cancer sufferer with a lethal dose of drugs.

5 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Seeking a remedy

A couple of paragraphs in the new medical complaints leaflet identifies one of the key problems of current doctor-patient relationships. Cases which have made headlines in recent years make the gulf between the two seem virtually unbridgeable.

27 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Patients in the dark

I refer to the report headlined, 'Hippocratic hypocrites?' (South China Morning Post, May 14).

From what I can see the Medical Council is doing both patients and doctors a disservice.

3 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Clarifying the euthanasia issue

I refer to a letter by Jonathan Chan (South China Morning Post, May 2) and would like to clarify some of the points raised on the issue of euthanasia. Firstly we would like to clearly state that the Hospital Authority is against euthanasia, which is defined as 'direct intentional killing of a person being part of the medical care offered'.

18 May 2000 - 12:00am

Give patients the choice of life or death

I refer to Alex Chan's letter on euthanasia headlined, 'Doctors should be denied right to end life' (South China Morning Post, April 25).

2 May 2000 - 12:00am

Doctors should be denied right to end life

As a Form Six student I would like to give my views on euthanasia and say why I think it is an evil act.

Euthanasia is the intentional killing of a person who is in deep pain and incurable as far as some people are concerned.

However, its definition is unclear and can be described as mercy killing, 'medicide' or assisted suicide.

25 Apr 2000 - 12:00am