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European Division of WFRtDS

Interested in more news on the Right to Die? ERGO circulates on a regular basis an electronic newslist with news from around the world.

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Publication from European Association for Palliative Care re euthanasia
Apr 10, 2016

In a very thorough white paper referring to the relation between Palliative Care and Euthanasia/Physician Assisted suicide, published in Palliative Care makes interesting, and important conclusions and recommendations. To read this (long but interesting) article click here.

Australian Journal of Asssited Dying article on misinformation
Apr 5, 2016

Just released in the Journal of Assisted Dying is a new research article providing a forensic analysis of the current Dutch ‘Groningen Protocol’ regulation and its history, and changes in Dutch practices in regard to hastening neonatal deaths (once a rare act and now even more rare). The analysis also provides a

News from Amsterdam Conference Euthanasia 2016
Apr 5, 2016

Recently a new Newsletter with up to date information (the availability of a special App!!)  was published. Read it here.

Death of right-to-die campaigner, Dr Libby Wilson (UK)
Mar 30, 2016

It is with great regret that Friends at the End announces that its former convener and medical advisor, Dr Libby Wilson died on 29 March in Glasgow. Libby, who would have celebrated her ninetieth birthday in July, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several weeks ago but refused any further medical treatment and died peacefully at her home in the West End of the city with her family around her.

South Australia VES' new Newsletter
Mar 23, 2016

South Australian VES published its update newsletter nr. 25 on the developments in SA. See here.

First unofficial report on Dutch Euthanasia numbers for 2015
Mar 23, 2016

One of the chairpersons of one of the Dutch Review Commissions reported unofficially when giving a presentation at a Dutch Symposium on the trend in numbers for 2015. Was the increase in 2014 and earlier 10 - 15 %,  the expectation for 2015 will be

Appeal to register for WFRtDS Conference in Amsterdam
Mar 18, 2016

FINAL Program is ONLINE now; click here to go to the conference website

Are you still not sure if you want to come? Click here for an appeal   and ..... 


Update on USA developments from Death with Dignity National Center
Mar 18, 2016

Death with Dignity National Center brings us regularly up to date on what happens around the USA under the motto: The year of successes continues. Click here for the Newsletter and clarifying legislative map of the USA.

Canadian euthanasia pioneer choose to die in Switzerland
Mar 3, 2016

The founder of Right to Die Society of Canada, John Hofsess, died on Monday. John died on February 29, 2016, as planned, in Basel, Switzerland. At age 78, he had been diagnosed with two terminal illnesses and an unstable heart. Prior to his death, John wrote

Conference program
Mar 2, 2016

The Final Program is on line now, visit the special conference website here.


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