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'Death with dignity' approved in South Korea parliament
Feb 10, 2016

Jung Min-ho from The Korea Times reported on the passing of the "well dying" bill, which will come into effect in 2018. Although it limits doctors actions to giving the right to patients to refuse treatments, it is a first step towards more humanity in dying for terminally ill people. Read the whole article here.

JAMA spending large part of an edition on end-of-life issue
Feb 10, 2016

JAMA - the Journal of American Medical Association -  spent a great part of their January 19 issue on the end-of-life issue! Although it can only be read when subscribed, it is interesting to see so many pages, written by so many well known authors (Timothy Quill, Atul Gawande, Harvey Max Chochinov to name a few) spent on a subject you do not directly expect to find in such a place. See  the content here.

Is the British Medical Association listening?
Feb 10, 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) for the first time talked to members of the public about the issue of assisted dying for the terminally ill.

Canadian External Panel report publicly posted
Feb 10, 2016

The Canadian External Panel, installed by the former Canadian to look into Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada,  has offered their report to the Honourable Jane Philpott, the (new) Minister of Health. Panelmembers were Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, Professor Catherine Frazee and Professor Benoît Pelletier. Read the (long!) report here.

Update on - complex - Canadian developments
Feb 10, 2016

UPDATE on Canadian developments.

Since Quebec law and Federal development interact with each other, in the scheme below it is tried to give a schematic overview; see following

Final Exodus Blog on Physician Assisted Dying
Feb 10, 2016

Final Exodus asked attention for a Kevin Drum article in Mother Jones (a Californian non-profit journal) on assisted dying. "The best" , read it here

Final Exit book celebrates 25 year
Feb 9, 2016

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Derek Humphry's ground breaking book Final Exit, the Final Exit Network USA organised a Death with Dignity Day on January 2,  2016. The press release said:
Books have the power to encourage and advance change. But only rarely does a book, by itself, establish a new civil liberty and start a movement to achieve it. Such a book is Derek Humphry’s Final Exit.The notion that people had a right to end their suffering came as a shock.

Mexican DMD new member of WFRtDS
Feb 9, 2016

Since February 1, 2016 Por el Derecho a Morir con Dignidad AC (DMD Mexico) is admitted as interim member of the WFRtDS: welcome!  For information click here.

40 years old Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 160
Feb 9, 2016

Read here English Summary of Japanese JSDD Newsletter issue 160, accompanied by an additional booklet with interviews, r

New - electronic - Journal of Assisted Dying launched in Australia
Feb 9, 2016

Dying for Choice, Neil Francis' Blog, announced the launch of the new Journal of Assisted Dying.

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