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In an Amicus brief by the NEW MEXICO PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION in Morris and Mangalik vs New Mexico State, a clear description of why this organisation chooses to change the name of (assisted) suicide in "aid in dying":
As usual, the biennial WF Awards (Marilynne Seguin and Health Professional) were presented during the final evening dinner at the Amsterdam Conference.
The Marilynne Seguine Award was presented to Fay Girsh, for her long-standing dedication to the Right to Die, in the World and in the USA .
South Australian VES published its 28th Newsletter, listing their ambassadors, who support legalisation. See here.
On May 24, 2016, a preliminary report was published by researchers Phillipa Malpa, Pam Oliver and Mike Wilson of Auckland University. The report summarises the findings of the survey with 969 nurses and doctors, for the purpose of providing first feedback to the participants and the professional bodies.
Key findings are as follows:
As usual Faye Girsh produced a day to day report on the goings at the WF Conference in Amsterdam. If you were not there, read it here - as usual pleasant reading.
This week - Tuesday April 26, 2016 - the Dutch Review Committee published their 2015 numbers. Main outcome is that the raise in numbers was 4% (in contrast to 2014 when the raise was 9% and 2013 when it was 13%). 5516 (2014: 5306) cases were reported. The number of euthanasia with dementia (2015: 109; 2014: 81) and psychiatry (2015: 56; 2014: 41) again rose. Jacob Kohnstamm (the new chair of the Review Committees) told the press when presenting the report: " What catches the eye is that the death rate
Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 161. Read the English summary here.
Julia Hanway, president of Hemlock Florida reports: "It is with great sadness that I am reporting on the death of Frank Kavanaugh, Hemlock of Florida board member and long-time advocate for the death with dignity movement. Frank was a great advocate and friend of the movement. He had graciously accepted a position on the Hemlock of Florida board, but had recently made it clear that he was increasingly devoting his time to his wife's care and could only participate as an adviser."
Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter edition 134. Read it here.