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Hospital-Based Program for implementation MAiD In Canada
Jul 10, 2017

From New England Journal of Medicine: The legal milestone - a bill that specified the conditions under which MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying) could be legally provided -  brought resolution to a long-running, contentious debate in this country about the permissibility of assisted dying, but left much ambiguity regarding its implementation. 

Number US physicians supporting right-to-die rising
Jul 10, 2017

    Medscape Medical News, an American news site for physicians, published the results of a recent poll showing that the number of US physicians who support the concept of assisted death is on the rise.

Brazilian writer Betty Milan published book on end-of-life discussion
Jul 9, 2017

Brazilian writer Betty Milan published a book on end-of-life discussion called A Mae Eterna (the eternal mother), the story of daughter-narrator who writes to her imaginary mother, - 98 years of age, almost blind, almost deaf, can hardly walk and eats like a bird - talking about her drama.

 

Finnish initiative: Euthanasia initiative on behalf of a good death
Jul 5, 2017

The citizen's initiative to raise the issue of euthanasia in the Finnish Parliament passed the requisite 50,000 signatories in January this year (see the earlier news-item on this site)

 

 

Belgium: Analysis of euthanasia in cases of dementia and psychiatry
Jun 29, 2017

An article is published on euthanasia for people who are suffering from psychiatric disorders or dementia in Belgium. It reports the prevalence of euthanasia in cases with a psychiatric disorder or dementia disorder since the implementation of the euthanasia law in Belgium in 2002.

 

Data of 6 months end-of-life act California
Jun 28, 2017

During the first six months of the end-of-life act in California, a total of 111 people used lethal prescriptions to end their own life.

DWD NSW Australia: poll shows majority of doctors support assisted dying bill
Jun 27, 2017

Most NSW doctors and nurses support the Voluntary Assisted dying bill headed for Parliament, according to a survey carried out by a market research company commissioned by Dying with Dignity NSW.

Newsletter from South Australia VES analyses religious opposition
Jun 26, 2017

 South Australia VES published its June 2017 End of Life Choice Newsletter. Main subject relates to Analysing religious opposition to assisted dying.  Read it here.

Newsletter from Final Options Illinois published
Jun 26, 2017

Final Options Illinois published its June 2017 Newsletter. Read it here.

In memoriam: Right-to-die campaigner Lord Joffe
Jun 22, 2017

Lord Joel Goodman Joffe (1932) was a right-to-die campaigner who persistently fought in the London House of Lords to have a right-to-die law passed. He died the 18th of June, 2017.

 

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