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Dying with Dignity Victoria DWDV published its Newsletter Update issue 163, July 2013 (winter edition), to be downloaded here .
Eli Stutsman, the lead author on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and one of the National Center's founding board members, published an informative piece in the current issue of American Bar Association's GPSolo. His article titled "Twenty Years of Living with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act" looks back at the challenges Oregon's ground breaking law faced, the progress made after the law held up to those challenges, and the current climate for the law throughout the US.
An article from Sharon Kirkey, published in the National Post Canada, reports on an interesting interview with incoming Canadian Medical Association’s President Dr. Louis Francescutti.
The Canadian Medical Association meets next week in Calgary
Après un colloque au sujet des opinions diverses des institutions philosophiques sur le thème de la fin de la vie, les deux organisatrices Marleen Temmerman et Fauzaya Talhaoui a publie maintenant un livre avec l'essentiel des contributions des intervenants du colloque .
Author Xavier Symons reports in Bioedge (August 20, 2013) that following the acquittal of a Swedish intensivist, accused of having used high doses of thiopental after having withdrawn life-sustaining treatment when a child was imminently dying, two Swedish bioethicists
UK judicial proceedings on dying with dignity: verdicts from Court of Apeals on Nicklinson, Lamb and ‘Martin’ cases.
The family of Tony Nicklinson and Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges: the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that Mr Nicklinson had not had the right to ask a doctor to end his life. His widow is planning a further appeal. Mr Lamb who won a
Mary Gallnor (1933 - 2013), widely acknowledged and respected for her tenacious advocacy across a broad range of social justice issues, such as the Right to Die passed away, aged nearly 80 years old. She was a founding member of the South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) in 1983. She served as President for SAVES from 1992 - 2001.
At its 194th WMA Council Session in Bali, Indonesia, the WMA, reaffirming a number of earlier resolutions and affirmations (from 1987 onwards to 2005), resolved that
· it reaffirms its strong belief that euthanasia is in conflict with basic ethical principles of medical practice, and
Elaine Feuer from Oak Park, USA, contemplates end-of-life issues after wittnessing of het mother's slow and painful death from cancer. She transferred those experiences in a book titled "To Gently leave This LIfe". It is available from her website.