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New survey in New Zealand on attitudes of New Zealand doctors and nurses
May 25, 2016

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:

Faye Girsh reports from Euthanasia 2016
May 25, 2016

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.

Review Commission Netherlands published 2015 euthanasia report
Apr 29, 2016

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
Apr 25, 2016

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 161. Read the English summary here.

Frank Kavanaugh, Right to Die campaigner died
Apr 20, 2016

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 publishes its Newsletter nr 134
Apr 19, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter edition 134. Read it here.

Footages of Chicago 2014 Conference published on this website
Apr 19, 2016

Now available on this site: footages of (part of) Chicago presentations made at WF Conference 2014. Although what you are about to see happened in 2014 the presentations remain interesting and relevant. Click here.

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 2, 2016 published
Apr 19, 2016

RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 2, 2016 published.  Read the summary (English) here.  For Dutch readers (and to see the pictures) click here for the full (Dutch) version.

Flanders celebrates 4th "National Day for Dying with Dignity"
Apr 19, 2016

On May 28 this year (9 AM to 12.30 PM), the Flemish Right to Die Society RWS celebrates the 4th National Day for Dying with Dignity, with a meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. The theme for this meeting will be "Dementria and acquired incompetence". Speakers from Belgium and the Netherlands will highlight different aspects of dementia and end-of-life decisions. The venue: 

Newsletter re Euthanasia 2016 Conference
Apr 10, 2016

Read the Newsletter from the Organisers of the Amsterdam Conference Euthanasia 2106 here.

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