Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Web 2.0 Authors: Alena Prokharchyk, Carmen Gonzalez, Hovhannes Avoyan, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

Kinderwunsch am Valentinstag: Vierjährige Kanadierin bittet belgischen König, das Gesetz zur Sterbehilfe nicht zu unterzeichnen

MONTREAL, February 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Das belgische Parlament hat als erstes Land der Welt ein Gesetz verabschiedet, nach dem Sterbehilfe ohne Alterseinschränkung auch bei Kindern erlaubt ist. Jessica Saba, 4, aus Lachine in der kanadischen Provinz Quebec, die mit einem lebensgefährlichen Herzfehler auf die Welt und kam zahlreiche Herzoperationen überlebte, erhebt nun im Namen von Kindern mit schweren Erkrankungen in aller Welt ihre Stimme. Sie bittet den König von Belgien, den Gesetzesentwurf zur Sterbehilfe nicht zu unterzeichnen. "Im Namen aller Kinder, bitte unterschreiben Sie dieses Euthanasie-Gesetz nicht", bittet Jessica in ihrem Video vom 2. Februar.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4di7uSDkRYsHx8UL38LHvA

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140214/670971 )

Jessicas Mutter Marisa warnt, ein Gesetz zur Sterbehilfe für Kinder könne die Eltern kranker Kinder dazu verleiten, "zu früh aufzugeben". Eltern und Kinder "brauchen Liebe und Unterstützung für das Leben und keine Sterbehilfe".

Sollte die Sterbehilfe für Kinder in Belgien erlaubt werden, so sei die Gefahr groß, dass Euthanasie für Kinder bald in vielen weiteren Teilen der Welt ermöglicht werde. Sterbehilfe wurde in Belgien anfangs für körperlich schwer kranke Patienten zugelassen und ist inzwischen auch für psychisch Kranke möglich. Was erst nur für Erwachsene möglich war, gilt nun auch für Kinder.

Sollte der König dem Gesetz zustimmen, verletze Belgien die UN-Kinderrechtskonvention. In der Konvention steht geschrieben: 1. Das Recht auf Leben. 2. Überleben und Entwicklung des Kindes. 3. Spezieller Schutz 4. Angemessene medizinische Versorgung 5. Besondere Versorgung und Förderung von Kindern mit Behinderung. 6. Schutz gegen jegliche Formen von Vernachlässigung und Gewalt. Die Sterbehilfe verstößt gegen all diese Rechte. Das Recht eines Kindes auf angemessene medizinische Versorgung schließt auch die Palliativmedizin mit ein. Am 12. Februar 2014 wurde im Rahmen des Internationalen Kongresses zu pädiatrischer Palliativmedizin, der 250 Spezialisten für Palliativmedizin aus über 35 Ländern repräsentiert, erklärt, dass alle Kinder das Recht auf beste Lebensqualität haben. Wenn Kinder unter lebensbedrohlichen Krankheiten leiden, haben sie das Recht auf qualitativ hochwertige Palliativmedizin. "Die Sterbehilfe ist nicht Teil der pädiatrischen Palliativversorgung und stellt keine Alternative zur Palliativmedizin dar." Die Familie appelliert an die belgische Regierung, ihre Entscheidung zur Sterbehilfe bei Kindern zu überdenken. "(…) Die Antwort auf das Leiden eines Kindes besteht in der Verbesserung der palliativen Versorgung und nicht darin, seinem Leben ein Ende zu setzen."

In einem anderen Video, in dem die Gefahren und Missbrauchsmöglichkeiten der Sterbehilfe für Kinder beschrieben werden, erklärt die 16-jährige Nadine aus Quebec (Kanada), die eine aggressive Form der Leukämie dank einer Knochenmarktransplantation überlebt hat, dass sie die lebensrettende Chemotherapie als damals erst 14-Jährige vielleicht abgelehnt hätte, wäre Sterbehilfe erlaubt gewesen. Sie ist der Meinung, dass sich viele junge Menschen ebenfalls für die Option der Sterbehilfe entscheiden würden, wenn dies möglich wäre. Ihre Mutter Claude unterstreicht die Bedeutung von Familie und Zuwendung im Zusammenhang mit der Versorgung junger Menschen in der schwersten Phase ihres Lebens. Nadine ist heute dankbar, am Leben zu sein.

Video: http://youtu.be/Z1a2tsk_jZI

In der kanadischen Provinz Quebec arbeitet die Regierung derzeit ebenfalls an einem Gesetzesentwurf zur Sterbehilfe, ähnlich dem Gesetz, das in Belgien vor etwa zehn Jahren verabschiedet worden war. Die Menschenrechtskommission der Provinz Quebec empfiehlt die Ausweitung der Sterbehilfe auch auf Kinder.

Der Weltärztebund, der 9 Millionen Ärzte weltweit repräsentiert, verurteilt Sterbehilfe und rät Ärzten dazu, diese auch dort nicht durchzuführen, wo sie erlaubt ist.

Anmerkung an die Redaktion:

Ein Bild zu der vorliegenden Pressemitteilung finden Sie beim European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). Loggen Sie sich auf http://www.epa.eu mit dem Benutzername prnewswire und dem Passwort guest01 ein.

Für weitere Informationen:
Dr. Paul Saba +1-5148863447 [email protected] +1-5142498541
Website: coalitionmd.org
Twitter: @CoalitionMD
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4di7uSDkRYsHx8UL38LHvA

 

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
As enterprises move to all-IP networks and cloud-based applications, communications service providers (CSPs) – facing increased competition from over-the-top providers delivering content via the Internet and independently of CSPs – must be able to offer seamless cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions that can scale for small, midsize, and large enterprises, as well as public sector organizations, in order to keep and grow market share. The latest version of Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite gives CSPs the capability to do just that. In addition, its integration ...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @ThingsExpo Blog launched with 7,788 original stories. @ThingsExpo Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @ThingsExpo Blog can be bookmarked. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @MicroservicesE
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting wearables as fashion accessories and moving away from the original clunky technology associated with t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Litmus Automation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Litmus Automation’s vision is to provide a solution for companies that are in a rush to embrace the disruptive Internet of Things technology and leverage it for real business challenges. Litmus Automation simplifies the complexity of connected devices applications with Loop, a secure and scalable cloud platform.
In 2015, 4.9 billion connected "things" will be in use. By 2020, Gartner forecasts this amount to be 25 billion, a 410 percent increase in just five years. How will businesses handle this rapid growth of data? Hadoop will continue to improve its technology to meet business demands, by enabling businesses to access/analyze data in real time, when and where they need it. Cloudera's Chief Technologist, Eli Collins, will discuss how Big Data is keeping up with today's data demands and how in the future, data and analytics will be pervasive, embedded into every workflow, application and infra...
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, will provide some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacenter.
So I guess we’ve officially entered a new era of lean and mean. I say this with the announcement of Ubuntu Snappy Core, “designed for lightweight cloud container hosts running Docker and for smart devices,” according to Canonical. “Snappy Ubuntu Core is the smallest Ubuntu available, designed for security and efficiency in devices or on the cloud.” This first version of Snappy Ubuntu Core features secure app containment and Docker 1.6 (1.5 in main release), is available on public clouds, and for ARM and x86 devices on several IoT boards. It’s a Trend! This announcement comes just as...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vicom Computer Services, Inc., a provider of technology and service solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. They are located at booth #427. Vicom Computer Services, Inc. is a progressive leader in the technology industry for over 30 years. Headquartered in the NY Metropolitan area. Vicom provides products and services based on today’s requirements around Unified Networks, Cloud Computing strategies, Virtualization around Software defined Data Ce...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS, off-the-shelf, and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design capabilities, validation, manufacturing and production, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and are configurable to any form factor or custom configuration. AIC leads the industry with nearly 20 years of ...
How is unified communications transforming the way businesses operate? In his session at WebRTC Summit, Arvind Rangarajan, Director of Product Marketing at BroadSoft, will discuss how to extend unified communications experience outside the enterprise through WebRTC. He will also review use cases across different industry verticals. Arvind Rangarajan is Director, Product Marketing at BroadSoft. He has over 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in various roles such as Software Development, Product Management and Product Marketing, applied across Wireless, Unified Communic...
SYS-CON Events announced today the IoT Bootcamp – Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy, being held June 9–10, 2015, in conjunction with 16th Cloud Expo and Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. This is your chance to jumpstart your IoT strategy. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark and Intel Edison. You will also get an overview of cloud technologies s...
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch of Docker's initial release in March of 2013, interest was revved up several notches. Then late last...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Whether public, private, or in a hybrid form, clo...
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, will discuss how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at the same time reduce Time to Market (TTM) by using plug and play capabilities offered by a robust I...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Pa...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this case) takes into account the number and quality of contextual references that a user receives.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? Join this panel of experts as they peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you’ll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.