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New novel makes strong case for assisted dying
Jul 10, 2014

During his time in London, England, former daily newspaper journalist Scott Nelson spent three years (1995 to 1998) living with and caring for several elderly people suffering from advanced dementia. Now, Scott has self-published The Carer, a short e-novel based on his time working in that role. Read the press release here and how to get a copy.

Catholic nun testifies in support for EXIT SR and its objectives
Jul 10, 2014

Matin Dimanche, the magazine of EXIT Suisse Romande, in its Sunday June 29 2014 edition, wrote about the testimony of catholic sister Marie-Rose in support of EXIT and its objectives:  in her provisions for the end of life, sister Marie-Rose is considering, according to the circumstances, the resort to

le témoignage de sœur catholique Marie-Rose à l'appui de la EXIT et ses objectifs
Jul 10, 2014

British Medical Journal argues for Lord Falconer’s assisted dying bill
Jul 10, 2014

Breaking ranks with the medical establishment, it has issued an outspoken editorial backing a bill tabled by the former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer which would open the way for a form of assisted suicide in the UK. It argues that “respect for autonomy” – rather than

France's Conseil d-Etat a jugé dans l'affaire de Vincent Lambert
Jul 9, 2014

Les 17 juges du Conseil d'Etat Français ont jugé dans l'affaire longtemps traînage de Vincent Lambert : médecins sont autorisés à arrêter le traitement de Vincent Lambert, un homme déjà 6 ans dans le coma végétatif permanent. Cela signifiera certainement que Vincent Lambert va mourir. La mise en œuvre du verdict doit attendre pour les considérations de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme à Strasbourg, où les parents de Vincent ont fait appel. Cette décision de la CEDH - bien que montées à une hauteur sur une liste de priorité - peut prendre plusieurs mois, voire un an.

French Council of State ruling in Vincent Lambert case
Jul 9, 2014

The 17 judges of the French Council of State (France's highest court) have ruled in the long dragging case of Vincent Lambert: doctors are allowed to arrest the treatment of Vincent Lambert, a man already 6 years in a permanent vegetative coma. This will certainly mean Vincent Lambert will die. The implementation of the verdict has to wait for the considerations by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, where the parents of Vincent have appealed. This ruling from the ECHR - although put high on a priority list -  can take many months, if not a year.

Interesting ruling on Right to die by UK Supreme Court
Jul 7, 2014

UK's Supreme Court  ruling in the Nicklinson and Lamb cases has been causing clarity in the eyes of one and giving thoughts as to the parliamentary progress made in the scope of dealing with Lord Falconers Bill, currently waiting for debate in the House of Lords

Justices ruled against Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson

Are UK Doctors changing their minds on assisted dying?
Jun 30, 2014

A poll held amongst 1,005 doctors (research done by MedeConnect HealthCare Insight) resulted in a growing support for legal change in GP's: 40% in favour, 32% against and 28% undecided. Remarkable is also that two thirds said the BMA and the Royal Colleges (until now opposed!)  should change their stance to neutral.

(from Times of London, June 16, 2014)

Interested in a new voluntary assisted dying Society for incurably mentally ill people ?
Jun 30, 2014

An English campaigner considers forming a voluntary euthanasia  campaigning body for those who are incurably mentally ill. Such a society - oriented on a specific end-of-life issue like dementia and not on a single country or jurisdiction - might, if successful in acquiring sufficient supporters, wish to  apply for membership of the WFRtDS.  Interested?? Visit his website www.admd.co here and let him know.

Australian Federal Draft Bill tabled in the Senate
Jun 30, 2014

Senator Richard di Natale of Victoria, tabled a Draft Bill in the Senate in Canberra, regarding dying with dignity.

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