Conference: Facing Death: End of life decisions

Should end of life care for incurable ill patients include the possibility of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide? Assisted death or euthanasia are not allowed in any of the Nordic countries, however, surveys show that an increased proportion of the public supports this.

These issues were the topic of the NCBio conference "Facing Death: End of life decisions".  The full programme for the conference can be found here.

International speakers presented experiences from Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and Oregon, followed by a panel discussion.

The current situation in the Nordic countries was presented by Nordic speakers, and discussed.

The conference was organised in cooperation with the Centre for Ethics at the University of Iceland, and attracted more than 100 participants.