Colombia. – Colombia has made history Physician-assisted suicide approved by the Constitutional Court Also known as euthanasia. Along with Canada, they are the only country in the US where this procedure can be done legally.
The law was approved in 1997 but still had many loopholes in terms of its application, for example, He stopped the help of the doctor to help the patient.
Through a statement issued by the Constitutional Court, he announced the decision made by the ministers and outlined what would happen three conditions In order to medically assist a person in the process of: Assistance can only be performed by healthcare professionals, the patient must give their “independent, conscious and informed” consent and, finally, the patient has suffered acute physical or mental suffering due to serious injury or serious illness or incurable disease.
What is physician assisted suicide?
also known as Assistance for suicide or euthanasia only It is a procedure in which a doctor assists a patient suffering from a serious illness to end his life and, in return, with the physical pain caused by his clinical condition.
There have been many debates about this issue throughout history and around the world. There are only a few nations in the world that have brought these features bills into their legislative bodies. The countries that have made progress in this direction are: Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada and New Zealand.
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Colombia approves physician-assisted suicide in court