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capetown 2018
Dec 31, 2017

Articles on a synergistic relationship between Euthanasia and Paliative Care
Dec 26, 2017

Authors (Jan Bernheim, Wim Distlemand, arsene Mullie and Kasper Raus) from the Belgian End-of-Life Care group (Free University Brussels and Ghjent University) have recently again been publishing articles around the issue of the synergy between PC and Euthanasia: 

Dutch De Einder (Horizon) published its end of 2017 Newsletter
Dec 26, 2017

Dutch De Einder (Horizon) published its end of 2017 Newsletter (in Dutch only). Read it here.

Portugese RtD Society new member of WFRtDS
Dec 22, 2017

Portugese RtD Society Direito a Morrer com Dignidade has been admitted as new member

Dying with Dignity NSW published its December 2017 Newsletter
Dec 20, 2017

Dying with Dignity NSW published its December 2017 Newsletter. Read it here. It is a special edition focusing on the NSW and Victorian voluntary assisted dying (VAD) bills, which coincidentally were debated within just a few days of each other.

Constitutional Court Colombia affirms right to euthanasia for youngsters
Dec 20, 2017

DMD Colombia reports: In August 2017, the Constitutional Court of Colombia issued Judgment T-544, in which it reviews a case of “tutela”1 filed by the parents of a thirteen-year-old boy, who were petitioning his right to die with dignity through

End-of-Life Bill (on patients rights) passed in Italian Parliament
Dec 19, 2017

(From BioEdge): After 30 years and 3000 attempts to propose amendments, an end-of-life bill was passed by the Italian Parliament this week which allows patients to end their lives by refusing to and drink. It also allows patients to express binding end-of-life care wishes through a text or a video. The new legislation does not

Bulletin de l'ADMD-Belgique 145 et 146 (3ème et 4ème trimestres 2017) est publié
Dec 18, 2017

Bulletin de l'ADMD-Belgique 145 et 146 (3ème et 4ème trimestres 2017) est publié. (seulement en Francais). Lisez-le ici.

NZ Parliament decided to send Seymour's End-of-Life Choice Bill to a select committee
Dec 18, 2017

NZ Parliament decided on 13 December 2017 to send Seymour's End-of-Life Choice Bill to a Justice select committee for consideration. The vote was with 76 to 44 better than expected.

Hopeful news from Massachusetts USA
Dec 17, 2017

Massachusetts state medical society (MMS) - an influential medical group, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site - has dropped its opposition to aid in dying, adopting a neutral position on proposed aid in dying

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