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Après un colloque au sujet des opinions diverses des institutions philosophiques sur le thème de la fin de la vie, les deux organisatrices Marleen Temmerman et Fauzaya Talhaoui a publie maintenant un livre avec l'essentiel des contributions des intervenants du colloque .
Author Xavier Symons reports in Bioedge (August 20, 2013) that following the acquittal of a Swedish intensivist, accused of having used high doses of thiopental after having withdrawn life-sustaining treatment when a child was imminently dying, two Swedish bioethicists
UK judicial proceedings on dying with dignity: verdicts from Court of Apeals on Nicklinson, Lamb and ‘Martin’ cases.
The family of Tony Nicklinson and Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges: the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that Mr Nicklinson had not had the right to ask a doctor to end his life. His widow is planning a further appeal. Mr Lamb who won a
Japan Society on the Right to Die with Dignity (JSDD) published its 150th, commemorative issue, to be downloaded here.
Robin Marantz Henig of the New York Times published an extensive and indepth interview with Margaret Pabst Battin titled A Life-or-Death Situation about her confrontations with right to die issues in the aftermath of the accident of her partner Brooke Hopkins 4 years ago. It shines an inspiring light on the intricacies of an issue she has been researching so extensively. An article worth reading.
Mary Gallnor (1933 - 2013), widely acknowledged and respected for her tenacious advocacy across a broad range of social justice issues, such as the Right to Die passed away, aged nearly 80 years old. She was a founding member of the South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) in 1983. She served as President for SAVES from 1992 - 2001.
At its 194th WMA Council Session in Bali, Indonesia, the WMA, reaffirming a number of earlier resolutions and affirmations (from 1987 onwards to 2005), resolved that
· it reaffirms its strong belief that euthanasia is in conflict with basic ethical principles of medical practice, and
Elaine Feuer from Oak Park, USA, contemplates end-of-life issues after wittnessing of het mother's slow and painful death from cancer. She transferred those experiences in a book titled "To Gently leave This LIfe". It is available from her website.
Gerrit K. Kimsma (physician, philosopher and expert in end-of-life issues in NL) and Stuart J. Youngner (USA professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) together edited Physician-Assisted Death in Perspective, a comprehensive report on the Dutch experience, both in practice and in perspective of judicial processes, in Euthanasia and other Physcian-Assisted deaths. It is a unique book, since it combines