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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

Go Gentle publishes Newsletter
Dec 16, 2017

Go Gentle Australia published its Newsletter summarizing the 'victory'in Victoria Australia. Read it here.

Two years aid in dying law in Québèc
Dec 16, 2017

On December 10 it was two years since the law in Québèc - the first one in Canada - was implemented. Since then some 1000 Québècians have terminated their live voluntary and in a dignified way.

La Loi Québècoise sur le fin de vie deux ans
Dec 16, 2017

Le 10 décembre prochain, notre Loi québécoise sur les soins de fin de vie aura deux années d’application. Probablement plus de 1 000 personnes québécoises auront terminé leur vie dignement et librement. Avec sérénité et en compassion.


Libro sulle pratiche olandesi di fine-vita in italiano
Dec 13, 2017

Johannes Achterberg pubblicò "Libertà di decidere", un libro sulla pratica di fine-vita voluntario in Olanda. Nella sua prefazione egli afferma:

 “Il grande vantaggio di un pensionato è che ha tanto tempo per curiosare. Una curiosità che lo spinge a approfondire argomenti di qualsiasi  genere. Capita così di scoprire che molte notizie sono manipolate o non corrispondono del tutto o in parte con alla realtà della cose. Politici in particolare sono maestri

Book on Dutch End-of-Life practices in Italian
Dec 13, 2017

Johannes Achterberg published "Libertà di decidere" (freedom to choose), a book on the Dutch End-of-Life practice in Italian. In his preface he states: "The great advantage of a pensionado is that he has so much time to be curious. A curiosity that motivates him to delve into topics of any kind. It so happens to discover that much news is manipulated or does not correspond entirely or in part with the reality. Politicians in particular

Final Exit Network published its December 2017 Newsletter volume 16 no 4
Dec 2, 2017

Final Exit Network published its December 2017 Newsletter volume 16 no 4. You can read it here.

Is the World Medical Association (WMA) shifting its position?
Dec 2, 2017

Following the other regional divisions of the WMA (Asia and South-America), the European Branch convened a meeting in the Vatican. A letter has been discussed that was prepared by the Dutch RDMA (KNMG) and the Canadian sister organisation, which proposed earlier to write an alternative text for the until then usual stance "euthanasia is unethical". By

Dutch NVVE publishes its 4th edition of Relevant 2017
Dec 2, 2017

NVVE, the Dutch RtD Society published its quarterly Relevant 2017/4. Read the Summary (in English) here; the Dutch PDF can be downloaded here.

No law yet in New South Wales
Dec 2, 2017

Disappointing news from New South Wales: the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill failed by one vote in tehg Upper House. President Sarah Edelman of DWD NSW: " We always knew that it would be close, but to lose by just one vote is a blow to all of us. It was instructive watching ‘democracy at work’.