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This week - Tuesday April 26, 2016 - the Dutch Review Committee published their 2015 numbers. Main outcome is that the raise in numbers was 4% (in contrast to 2014 when the raise was 9% and 2013 when it was 13%). 5516 (2014: 5306) cases were reported. The number of euthanasia with dementia (2015: 109; 2014: 81) and psychiatry (2015: 56; 2014: 41) again rose. Jacob Kohnstamm (the new chair of the Review Committees) told the press when presenting the report: " What catches the eye is that the death rate
Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 161. Read the English summary here.
Julia Hanway, president of Hemlock Florida reports: "It is with great sadness that I am reporting on the death of Frank Kavanaugh, Hemlock of Florida board member and long-time advocate for the death with dignity movement. Frank was a great advocate and friend of the movement. He had graciously accepted a position on the Hemlock of Florida board, but had recently made it clear that he was increasingly devoting his time to his wife's care and could only participate as an adviser."
Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter edition 134. Read it here.
On April 14, 2016 Prime minister Justin Trudeau of Canada presented the long awaited bill (C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts [medical assistance in dying]) in Ottawa in the House of Commons for a first reading. The bill limits the medical assistance in dying to citizens and residents who are eligible to participate in the national health care system, an effort to prevent a surge in medical tourism among the dying from other countries. Under Canada’s proposed law, people
Now available on this site: footages of (part of) Chicago presentations made at WF Conference 2014. Although what you are about to see happened in 2014 the presentations remain interesting and relevant. Click here.
On May 28 this year (9 AM to 12.30 PM), the Flemish Right to Die Society RWS celebrates the 4th National Day for Dying with Dignity, with a meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. The theme for this meeting will be "Dementria and acquired incompetence". Speakers from Belgium and the Netherlands will highlight different aspects of dementia and end-of-life decisions. The venue:
DMD Colombia published its Newsletter DMD en ConTACTO nr 60 (March 2016). Read it here (in Spanish)