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The Maintenance of Life is about what has developed in one present-day society to address social death and modern dying. It is based on a 15-month qualitative study of home death in the Netherlands with general practitioners, end-of-life patients and their family members.
The Bio-ethics Institute of Ghent University organizes an international symposium on "Continuous Sedation at the end of life: Ethical Perspectives" on March 11-12, 2011 in the Marriott Hotel, Ghent, Belgium.
In Medisch Contact 65, nr. 33-34/1612-1615 (the weekly NewsMagazine of the Royal Dutch Medical Association, KNMG) two senior policy advisors of the KNMG (Gert van Dijk and Eric van Wijlick)published the results of their review and analyis of the three most recent Annual Reports of the Euthanasia Review Committee (2007/2008/2009).
The WF board hopes all colleagues will have a safe trip to Australia; hopes to meet as many members as possible and wishes the organising DWDV lots of succes with the last stretch of preparation!!
Jörg-Dietrich Hoppe, the President of the German Doctor's Organisation (Bundesärztekammer, BAK) announced in an interview with the Rheinische Post last month a surprising shift of opinion.
The decision by Commercials Advice (CAD) to ban Exit International’s pro-euthanasia television commercial has been strongly criticised by Neil Francis, President and CEO of Dying With Dignity Victoria, speaking on behalf of all state and territory dying with dignity and voluntary euthanasia societies .*
BBC News reports that a special Holyrood Committee of the Scottish Parliament started taking evidence on the Margo MacDonald's End of Life Assistance Bill this month.
Witnesses in the first session came from The Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and Oregon.
How many times do we have to argue "against" an opponent that intentionally (?) misuses definitions, data and such? On Jacqueline Jencquel's blog www.jacquelinejencquel.com, she wrote an excellent "contra"-argument.
The Hemlock Society of Florida this month announced its new website which features a comprehensive, one-stop resource for free, downloadable forms that allow Floridians to specify their own end-of-life choices. The forms are Florida-specific and include an advance directive, a do not resuscitate order, a designation of health care surrogate form and instructions for completing the forms and where to keep them on file.