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Another argument in favour of uniform definitions ?
Jul 19, 2010

In June an Australian paper ( reported about the findings of a Belgian survey on the role of nurses in physician assisted deaths in Belgium. By using the wrong words they suggested a huge misbehaviour of Belgian doctors and nurses: 50% of all euthanasia-cases were non-voluntary, and 20% of all nurses had been involved in non-voluntary euthanasia cases.

NEW GUIDANCE by UK General Medical Council on end of life care launched
Jul 12, 2010

As of July 1, 2010 a new guidance for doctors by the UK General Medical Council “Treatment and care towards the end of life; good practice in decision making” has come into effect.

IMPERFECT ENDINGS - A provocative story by a daughter confronted with her mother's wish to die in dignity
Jul 9, 2010

Zoe Fitzgerald Carter - a Columbia School of Journalism graduate - lives with her husband and two daughters in California. Her busy everyday life is disturbed when her mother Margaret informs her one day about her wish to "end things". Margaret no longer wishes to live with her Parkinson and starts making arrangements. One of those is that she wants her three daughters "to be there when she does it".

An international comparative study on permissiveness towards euthanasia
Jul 7, 2010

Sociologists Ellen Verbakel (Tilburg University) and Eva Jansen (Nijmegen University) performed a study to explore explanations for the approval of euthanasia by assessing the differences among individuals and countries.

IN MEMORIAM Adelbert Josephus Jitta
Jul 6, 2010

On June 30, 2010 Adelbert Josephus Jitta passed away. He died at the age of 71 in dignity, making use of the law of which he may be called one of the founding fathers.

WFRtDS Newsletter issue 58, summer 2010 published
Jun 22, 2010
ENGLISH Summary Relevant (Dutch RtD magazine) summer 2010
Jun 22, 2010

The English summary of the summer edition of NVVE's magazine Relevant can now be seen here.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA keeps trying!
May 14, 2010

South Australia keeps trying to move forward in legalizing euthanasia. This time Independent MP Bob Such introduced his Private Member's Bill in the House of Assembly. ABC News reports about it.

DWDV autumn edition of Newsletter UPDATE released
May 12, 2010

In this edition you may find - amongst other information -  useful information on the forthcoming WF congres in Melbourne in October this year. To read it click here.

DUTCH research in use of advanced directives in dementia
May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010: Researchers of the VUmc Amsterdam centre performed a qualitative study in physicians and patients on the use of Advanced Euthanasia Directives (AED) in cases of dementia. This was published in the Dutch Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (2010;154:A1273).


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