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Academic polemic on euthanasia and existential suffering
Aug 24, 2017

The Conversation (a UK journalistic blog on different, academic topics) published an interesting article on the pro’s and con’s of availability of euthanasia for people with existential suffering. Udo Schuklenk, Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics, Queen’s University, Canada pleads the case for, with Xavier Symons, Research Associate, University of Notre Dame Australia A really interesting debate. Read it here.

DWD NSW Newsletter (winter) (July) 2017 edition published
Aug 16, 2017

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Winter Newsletter (July 2017). You can read it here.

Death with Dignity National Center published its 2017 Year report
Aug 16, 2017

DWD NC lets us know that their 2017 Annual Report is now available. 

End-of-Life Decisions in the Netherlands over 25 Years
Aug 15, 2017

In a letter to the Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (2017;377:492-494) the three main researchers of the Dutch euthanasia practice published a comprehensive summary of 25 years of Dutch End-of-Life decisions.

In the 6 surveys since 1990 a number of developments in the practice could be explained.

WFRtDS raises its voice in support for New Zealand RtD Advocate Suzy Austen
Aug 14, 2017

Suzy Austen, a right-to-die campaigner from New Zealand, is facing the possibility of 14 years of imprisonment. Suzy denied all three charges against her. At the pretrial in July, Justice Robert Dobson set a trial date of February next year, where the hearing is expected to last between two and three weeks. Austen will

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 166
Aug 9, 2017

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 166. It's a special edition on JSDD 10 years ahead and its future role. Read the excerpt here.

Vatican sets ultimatum for Belgian Brothers of Charity
Aug 9, 2017

The Vatican announced an ultimatum for the Belgian Brothers of Charity to abandom their nota on euthanasia. Last may, the Brothers of Charity stated that from that moment on it allows euthanasia to take place in their psychiatric hospitals (see an earlier newsitem here).

 

Update on Omid's case
Aug 4, 2017

We received an update on the case of Omid in the UK. Read it here.

30th Anniversary Hemlock San Diego
Aug 4, 2017

Hemlock San Diego celebrates its 30th anniversary on 4 November in San Diego. Special guests will be Derek Humphry and Kathryn Tucker.

Good and bad news from Washington DC Death with Dignity Act
Jul 22, 2017

Death with Dignity National Center reports on the developments in Washington DC, both good and bad news. As of July 15 the Death with Dignity Act is in full force, implying that competent DC citizens may use

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