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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.
AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie publishes spring 2016 newsletter - read it here (in French)
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