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Final newsletter from Euthanasia2016
Jul 19, 2016

NVVE sent all participants a final Newsletter from the Euthanasia2016 Conference. It is a good occasion to go to links with updates on what went on there. NB!! the website of the WF is reported wrongly; it is www.worldrtd.net.

JAMA publication on attitudes and practices of euthanasia and PAS
Jul 19, 2016

TheJournal of the American Medical Association published an article in their June edition, titled Attitudes and Practices of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States, Canada, and Europe. An international panel of researchers reviewed polling data and published surveys of the public and physicians, official state and

Swiss Attitudes to Dying
Jul 19, 2016

(from ERGO): Interest in choosing how and when to die has risen dramatically of late. More than 1,200 people underwent an assisted suicide in Switzerland last year, over a third more than in the previous year. In 2014, 742 people (320 men and 422 women) chose an assisted suicide, according to the Federal Statistical Office. In 2003 it was 187.  This is interesting because Switzerland

History of Dutch Euthanasia law in documentary
Jul 19, 2016

The documentary The Fight to Die made by Nan Rosens, pictures the history of the Dutch legalization. The film was screened at the WF Conference Amsterdam. You can download an English subtitled version here.

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie publishes booklet on self deliverance
Jul 19, 2016

AAVIVRE..sa fin de vie published the booklet "Self Deliverance", translation of a French publication. It provides well written information, such as what steps to take when wanting to decide for yourself.

New WF member from the USA
Jul 11, 2016

End of life Washington has applied for WF membership. The committee has decided to grant EOLWA interim membership. Visit for further information the member's page.

Agreement reached in long-term court case in Spain
Jun 28, 2016

Two members and the President of AFDMD (the Spanish Federal Association for the Right to a Digfnified Death) have finally reached an agreement with the prosecutor in a case against them in Avilés in Asturia.  The prosecutor requesting originally  a 6 years and 5 month prison sentence suspected the three of being involved in two assisted suicide cases and offense against Public Health. After more than 4 years of juridical struggle the three - supported by

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)

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