CNN: Misinformation swirling around Dutch teenager's death ignites debate over euthanasia

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Release date: 8/6/2019

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"There is genuine confusion about what constitutes euthanasia and it's quite tempting to conflate it with the withdrawal of treatment," Iain Brassington, a bioethicist and senior lecturer at the University of Manchester in northern England, told CNN. "What's crucial is the intention."
Brassington, whose research centers on autonomy and euthanasia, said reporting on assisted dying can quickly become emotive and polarized.

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TitleMisinformation swirling around Dutch teenager's death ignites debate over euthanasia
Media name/outletCNN
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date8/06/19
Description"There is genuine confusion about what constitutes euthanasia and it's quite tempting to conflate it with the withdrawal of treatment," Iain Brassington, a bioethicist and senior lecturer at the University of Manchester in northern England, told CNN. "What's crucial is the intention."
Brassington, whose research centers on autonomy and euthanasia, said reporting on assisted dying can quickly become emotive and polarized.
URLhttps://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/08/europe/noa-pothoven-euthanasia-debate-intl/index.html
PersonsIain Brassington