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Wisdom From a Chair - Thirty years of Quadriplegia
Jun 25, 2016

Recently the memoirs of Andrew I. Batavia were published. His brother Mitchell finished on the request of Andrew the memoirs, that at the moment of his death in January 2003 were not yet completed. The reason this book is interesting for end-of-life advocacy lies in the fact that Andrew Batavia - despite of his quadriplegia -  became

Dutch Code of Practice on assisted dying published in English
Jun 23, 2016

Although the Dutch Review Committee's informed the reader in every annual report about their mode of working , in the second evaluation of the Dutch law (2012), it was recommended to publish a code of practice. The Dutch version appeared last year April (2015).  The English translation followed recently

Belgian ADMD published its Bulletin no 139
Jun 23, 2016

Belgian ADMD published its Bulletin no 139 (in French only)

Dr Larry Egbert of Final Exit Network USA died
Jun 15, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Deems Egbert, 87, has died. He suffered a heart attack on Thursday and died without suffering. He lived in Baltimore. He leaves a widow, Ellen Barfield. Larry was extensively involved in the right-to-die movement for many years, and was formerly medical director of the

Australian Medical Association to change its policy re aid in dying?
May 27, 2016

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

Peggy Battin's "The Ethics of Suicide"
May 27, 2016

Peggy Battin's book "The Ethics on Suicide" , published by  Oxford University Press is now available with a discount: see flyer and discount offer here . The book is part of a Blog Platform from the University Library.

Exciting times in Canada with 6 June nearing
May 26, 2016

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
May 25, 2016

South Australian VES published its 28th Newsletter, listing their ambassadors, who support legalisation. See here.

New survey in New Zealand on attitudes of New Zealand doctors and nurses
May 25, 2016

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:

Faye Girsh reports from Euthanasia 2016
May 25, 2016

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.

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