Interested in more news on the Right to Die? ERGO circulates on a regular basis an electronic newslist with news from around the world.
In the Netherlands, people can receive (limited) so called demedicalised assistance in suicide (DAS)—an option less well known than physician-assisted dying (PAD). In a publication in JME, Martijn Hagens e.a. report on the results of a study to explore which trajectories people take to seek DAS (received by counsellors facilitated by foundation De Einder),
6 December 2016 The South African Court of Appeal set aside the High Court of Pretoria order - substantially authorising Stransham-Ford to procure the assistance of a doctor in terminating his life. The SCA did so on three inter-related grounds.
Swissinfo.ch reports: The latest numbers on assisted suicides in Switzerland show a 26% increase over the previous year. The vast majority of those who died by assisted suicide were terminally ill. The Federal Statistical Office reports that in 2014 Switzerland saw 742 cases of assisted suicide, more than 2.5 times
Final Options Illinois published - by e-mail - their December 2016 Newsletter. Read it here.
Australian Go Gentle published its November 2016 Newsletter (updating on 'progress' in South Australia). Read it here.
The Victorian Parliament has last month passed the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 which will grant legal recognition of Advance Care Directives. The aim of the new law is to enable you to
Quebec’s commission on end-of-life care published its first half-year report since medical aid in dying was allowed in December 2015. 161 reports were made, of which 85 have been assessed. 76 Reports still wait assessment by the commission.
A whitepaper is published by Neil Francis of Dying for Choice Australia, providing comprehensive insight into assisted dying practice in Benelux. Francis concludes that rates of assisted dying in the Netherlands and Belgium have followed an expected sigmoid curve, now beginning to level out. Several factors have contributed to
The Council of the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) approved a Death with Dignity law. It was on final passage, with a 11 to 2 vote in favor. The legislation is supported by 67 percent of District residents. The bill is now sent to Mayor Bowser. A spokesperson for the mayor said