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ABC News (Lexi Metherell) reports today: The Australian Medical Association (AMA) may change its position on voluntary euthanasia to one of neutrality, after a regular review of its long-held stance against the practice. This has been said by representatives of the AMA after survey responses from
The Globe and Mail Toronto (Joan Bryden) reports today:
Medical regulators in every province have issued detailed guidelines doctors must follow to help suffering patients end their lives once Canada’s ban on medically assisted dying is formally lifted next month. And most of those guidelines impose safeguards similar to — or even more stringent than — those included in the federal government’s proposed new law on assisted death.
The existence of guidelines
South Australian VES published its 28th Newsletter, listing their ambassadors, who support legalisation. See here.
On May 24, 2016, a preliminary report was published by researchers Phillipa Malpa, Pam Oliver and Mike Wilson of Auckland University. The report summarises the findings of the survey with 969 nurses and doctors, for the purpose of providing first feedback to the participants and the professional bodies.
Key findings are as follows:
As usual Faye Girsh produced a day to day report on the goings at the WF Conference in Amsterdam. If you were not there, read it here - as usual pleasant reading.
At the Delegates meeting in Amsterdam (May 11 & 14, 2016) the delegates elected a new Committee:
Sean Davison (South Africa) ) President
Jeanne Arthur (Aus) Secretary
Jean-Jacques Bise (CH) Treasurer
Soichi Iwao (Japan)
Derryck Smith (Canada)
At the meeting of the Council of the World Medical Association (WMA) late April 2016 in Buenos Aires, a paper written by the Dutch KNMG and their Canadian colleagues was explained in order to reach a review of the position of the WMA regarding euthanasia and assisted dying.