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January 2017 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published
Jan 3, 2017

Final Options Illinois published its January 2017 Newsletter.  Read it here.

December 2016 Newsletter De Einder published
Dec 30, 2016

Dutch Society De Einder, published its Newsletter December 2016. Read it here (in Dutch only)

Washington DC takes another step towards legalising assited dying
Dec 30, 2016

The Washington Times reports: DC mayor signs assisted suicide bill, which was approved already by the DC Council last month. It is now not clear (yet?) if the Congress (because DC is not a state all laws will have to be approved by the Congress) will approve the bill. It has blocked DC legislations before (such as the recreational  marijuana law).

ADMD-B published Bulletin no 141
Dec 30, 2016

ADMD-B published Bulletin no 141. Read it here (in French only)

ADMD-B a publié son Bulletin no 141
Dec 30, 2016

ADMD-B a publié son Bulletin no 141

Dutch Bill proposed to legalise assisted suicide for people who consider their lives to be completed
Dec 20, 2016

 

Assisted suicide for elderly people - an age limit of 75 and more is suggested - who consider their lives to be completed, could be made possible under a bill brought forward by Parliament member Pia Dijkstra of the Dutch political party D66.  An individual to whom the bill applies

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Summer) December 2016
Dec 14, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Summer) December 2016. Read it here.

Victorian Government to introduce bill in second half of 2017
Dec 14, 2016

Important news from the Victorian Government.  Daniel Andrews, Victoria's PM,  announced that his Labour Government will introduce legislation into Parliament next year (2nd half 2017)  to legalise voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill people in Victoria.

Publication in JME on trajectories seeking demedicalised assistance in suicide
Dec 12, 2016

In the Netherlands, people can receive (limited) so called demedicalised assistance in suicide (DAS)—an option less well known than physician-assisted dying (PAD).  In a publication in JME, Martijn Hagens e.a. report on the results of a study to explore which trajectories people take to seek DAS (received by counsellors facilitated by foundation De Einder),

Assisted suicide numbers on the rise in Switzerland
Dec 7, 2016

Swissinfo.ch reports: The latest numbers on assisted suicides in Switzerland show a 26% increase over the previous year. The vast majority of those who died by assisted suicide were terminally ill. The Federal Statistical Office reports that in 2014 Switzerland saw 742 cases of assisted suicide, more than 2.5 times

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