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Final Exit Network USA published its Newsletter 10-5, Novemer 2011
Dying with Dignity (DWD) Canada publishes its fall 2011 eBulletin
Although published more than 4 years ago in The Lancet and Cancer/Oncolgy (april 2007), the article by Nigel Sykes still counts as a strong appeal in favor of the just and rightfull use of morphine as one of the world's best painkiller.
As was expected, the Euthanasia Bill proposed by left-wing MP Lyuben Kornezov was rejected in the Bulgarian Parliament.
Dr. Donald van Tol, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) researcher on end-of-life issue, published an article in reaction to KNMG's (Dutch Royal Medical Association) new guidelines, published in their latest position paper.Van Tol contributes in this way to the restarted debate on the medical domain, within which euthanasia may be performed by doctors.
A new study published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine found that patients who talk with their physicians about end-of-life care and have an advance directive in their medical record have similar survival rates as patients who do not have these discussions and documents.
A new position paper just published by the Dutch Physicians Association (KNMG) says unbearable and lasting suffering should not be the only criteria physicians to consider when a patient requests euthanasia.
Japan Society for the Right to Die JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr. 142, to be downloaded here.