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Robin Marantz Henig of the New York Times published an extensive and indepth interview with Margaret Pabst Battin titled A Life-or-Death Situation about her confrontations with right to die issues in the aftermath of the accident of her partner Brooke Hopkins 4 years ago. It shines an inspiring light on the intricacies of an issue she has been researching so extensively. An article worth reading.
Mary Gallnor (1933 - 2013), widely acknowledged and respected for her tenacious advocacy across a broad range of social justice issues, such as the Right to Die passed away, aged nearly 80 years old. She was a founding member of the South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) in 1983. She served as President for SAVES from 1992 - 2001.
At its 194th WMA Council Session in Bali, Indonesia, the WMA, reaffirming a number of earlier resolutions and affirmations (from 1987 onwards to 2005), resolved that
· it reaffirms its strong belief that euthanasia is in conflict with basic ethical principles of medical practice, and
Gerrit K. Kimsma (physician, philosopher and expert in end-of-life issues in NL) and Stuart J. Youngner (USA professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) together edited Physician-Assisted Death in Perspective, a comprehensive report on the Dutch experience, both in practice and in perspective of judicial processes, in Euthanasia and other Physcian-Assisted deaths. It is a unique book, since it combines
There has been a number of significant changes at DWDV this year, including the move to a new office in Mitcham. They now can proudly announce that their new website is up and running, or "gone live" in the language of the internet.
www.dwdv.org.au has a new look and has been updated to be
The successful theatre play "De Goede Dood" (A Good Death) has been turned into an equally successful film by Wallis Filmproductions, with support from NVVE, now available on DVD. The film was screened on a number of International Film Festivals (such as Moscow and Toronto) and received many positive credits there. The screenings made it clear that it was
The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) should be phased out in England, an independent review is expected to say. It can offer a peaceful and dignified death but there have been problems with its implementation, the government-commissioned review is set to say. Health officials said the review was expected to recommend the LCP should be phased out within six to 12 months. BBC News today announced the government has ordered hospitals to carry out immediate reviews of their practices and announced the Liverpool Care Pathway will be phased out.The LCP was
The "Film by the Sea" Festival (September 13-22, in Vlissingen (NL), will screen a large number of films in the category Cure and Care. The top 10, chosen from a longlist of 140 films, is headed by Mar Adentro from Alejandro Amenábar (2004). Other listings are: