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Brittany Maynard had been married for only a year when she was diagnosed in January with brain cancer. Her doctors at first thought she might live for ten years, but in April determined that her cancer was much more aggressive than they initially thought. Her cancer, glioblastoma
Faye Girsh, editor of the WF Newsletter, has produced a fantastic WF Newsletter with extensive reporting on the Chicago Congress, with lots of
Today, December 3, it was five years ago that the first steps towards Québec's aid in dying law were set. In an article in Le Soleil, Yvon Bureau and Ghislain Leblond write about these delightful days. The creation (unanimous!) of a Commission by the Québec government finally lead to the law. As they write:
The French National Advisory Council of Ethics (CCNE) has published a voluminous report on the end of life in October. The report found consensus on the issue of the wishes of the person, the urgency of improvements of conditions of support for the end-of-life by the health system, of the imperative obligation of the treatment of pain. In contrast, the CCNE observed