French medical students say no to euthanasia

by Redazione West - 2014.05.19
French medical students say no to euthanasia
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France’s doctors of the future say no to euthanasia and assisted suicide. It’s a point-blank rejection that comes from a group of young medical students from the collective Soigner dans la dignité (cure with dignity). They believe that assisted death is a shortcut that avoids confronting two problems. The first concerns the fact that in medical school, study of end-of-life is very short and incomplete. The students believe therefore that you can’t ask doctors, who are nigh-on inexperienced in the field, to bring an individual’s existence to an end, without giving it due importance. The second problem is purely scientific. The medical students say there is an alternative to euthanasia, which is more effective and in line with the teachings of Hippocrates: the use of palliative care, which is indicated by the Leonetti law of 2005.