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Doctors in an intensive care unit in Belgium, a nation that embraces 'mercy killing' (Photo: AP)

What dying patients can teach us about life

Many patients cannot find peace until they have become reconciled with those they love

'Doctor-shopping' has effectively led to euthanasia on demand, the study claims (PA)

MPs raise concerns after researchers find ‘social isolation’ was a factor in majority of requests

At the end we are bathed in love (Agencia Estado via AP Images)

Our deathbeds are an opportunity to sort out the unfinished, sometimes heartbreaking, emotional business of life

The fear of prosecution has previously made many doctors reluctant to administer lethal injections to patients who had lost their mental capacity (PA)

Doctors will be free to administer lethal injections to dementia patients who have signed advance directives

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalizing the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)

The thin end of the wedge has proved true in the ex-Catholic country

The Belgian flag flies outside the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels. Some politicians have been demanding that the Church should be stripped of public funding unless it allowed euthanasia on its premises (Photo: AP)

Family of elderly cancer sufferer are suing the care home for not allowing a doctor to administer a lethal injection on its premises

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalising the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS)

Medical professionals in the country released a statement demanding a revision of legislation

Edward Leigh MP addresses the House of Commons

Follow our live blog for regular updates on today’s debate

MPs will debate a Bill legalising assisted suicide in Britain on September 11 (PA)

The champions of the Assisted Dying Bill are desperately hoping that Britons will remain ignorant of the euthanasia horror stories emerging from Europe

A supporter of physician assisted suicide outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2005 (PA)

Prof William Toffler, a leading Oregon doctor, has said that ‘the sick and ageing deserve better’