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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.

Alternative word for 'suicide' presented in Amsterdam: 'dignicide'
May 25, 2016

Bill Simmons (La Jolla, USA), leading participant in the altsuicide group (started after Chicago conference 2014, see their report) presented in Amsterdam during the What's in a Name session the background of changing suicide into dignicide. Read the abstract here.

EXIT Italia celebrates 20 years anniversary
May 25, 2016

During the weekend of 24 and 25 September 2016, EXIT Italia organises a meeting in Torino, Italy, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Members of WFRtDS are invited - others can get information at their e-mail exit-italia@fastwebnet.it See for further information attached letter and form.

New Committee elected in Amsterdam
May 25, 2016

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)

World Medical Association is putting 'End-of-Life Decisions' on their Agenda
May 25, 2016

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 newsletter
May 25, 2016

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

French "Léonetti Claeys" law explained
May 22, 2016

Delphine Huglo, lawyer at the Paris Bar, has published a - clarifying - French article about the intricacies of the new French Léonetti/Claeys law (see also earlier news items on this site. Read an English translation here.

Review Commission Netherlands published 2015 euthanasia report
Apr 29, 2016

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
Apr 25, 2016

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 161. Read the English summary here.

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