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New Zealand Green Party releases (new) policy on Medically Assisted Suicide
Sep 30, 2016

The New Zealand Green Party has released their ‘Medically-Assisted Dying policy’, aka their proposals on euthanasia, in a brief description:


End-of-Life Washington publishes its (summer) Newsletter of September 2016
Sep 16, 2016

End-of-Life Washington publishes its (summer) Newsletter of September 2016. Read it here.

Rencontre Collège des médecins Quebec et la Commission sur les soins de fin de vie (CSFV)
Sep 9, 2016

Le Collège des médecins du Québec doit rencontrer vendredi des membres de la Commission sur les soins de fin de vie (CSFV) pour tenter de trouver un terrain d’entente et réduire l’imbroglio dans lequel sont plongés les médecins depuis que la loi fédérale et des directives ministérielles ont modifié les conditions dans lesquels un patient peut obtenir l’aide à mourir.

Andrew Denton's Podcast Better of Dead
Sep 9, 2016

Andrew Denton's Podcast Better of Dead can be listened to here. In these podcasts he investigates the stories, moral arguments and individuals woven into discussions about why good people are dying bad deaths in Australia – because there is no law to help them. The podcasts also cover stories and interviews from

Former WF secretary Malcolm Hurwitt died at the age of 91
Sep 9, 2016

Malcolm Hurwitt, who has died aged 91, was known for his lifelong passion for the law and for law reform connected to human rights. His main legal interests throughout these years encompassed mental health and civil liberties. From the mid-1980s he focused on the right-to-die

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Spring) August 2016
Sep 6, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Spring) August 2016. Read it here.

ADMD France announces the decease of Daniel Carré
Sep 6, 2016

Daniel Carré, tireless militant of the ADMD, committed to the health consumers, dedicated to human rights, sportsman, husband, father, grandfather, friend, left us on 2 September 2016.  He decided himself to end his life, to "let go", he wrote recently, with the serenity and the certainty of

120 Canadians in 5 provinces did receive medical aid in dying
Sep 6, 2016

Radio Canada-CA reports: more than 100 people have received medical aid in dying in five provinces in Canada since the implementation of the Federal law, on June 17. It is at least the number which reached the CBC after contacting the authorities in the 10 provinces and 3 territories of the country, which have not all answered the request for various reasons.

New Zealand researcher graduated to a PhD of Philosophy in Law on RtD thesis
Sep 6, 2016

Pam Oliver graduated and was awarded a PhD of Philosophy in Law at The University of Auckland. Her thesis is called "Another week? Another week! I can't take another week" and deals with  the barriers to effective access to legal assisted dying through legislative, regulatory and other means.

A number of terminal health states worse than death
Sep 5, 2016

A cohort study (Rubin, Buehler ands Halpern), published as research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine examines how hospitalized patients with serious illnesses evaluate states of cognitive or functional debility relative to death.  By asking 180 hospitalized patients with serious


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