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Dying with Dignity Canada publishes its new eBulletin
Oct 8, 2011

Dying with Dignity (DWD) Canada publishes its fall 2011 eBulletin

Morphine kills the pain, not the patient
Oct 8, 2011

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.

Euthanasia Bill rejected in Bulgarian Parliament
Oct 7, 2011

As was expected, the Euthanasia Bill proposed by left-wing MP Lyuben Kornezov was rejected in the Bulgarian Parliament.

Pressure on doctors to perform euthanasia should not become too great
Oct 7, 2011

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.

Study finds no link between end-of-life care discussions and survival
Sep 28, 2011

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.

Dutch Physician Organization KNMG takes new position on suffering and the right to die
Sep 14, 2011

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 Newsletter 142 published
Sep 7, 2011

Japan Society for the Right to Die JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr. 142, to be downloaded here.

DUTCH Right to Die Society NVVE published its quarterly magazine Relevant nr 3.
Sep 7, 2011

Dutch Right to Die Society NVVE published its quarterly Magazine RELEVANT nr 3. An English summary can be downloaded here. For Dutch copy click here.

Dying with Dignity Victoria's (DWDV) newsletter UPDATE published
Aug 25, 2011

DWD Victoria published its 'winter' Edition (August) 2011 of UPDATE, to be found here


Final Exit Network USA published its Newsletter 10-4, August 2011
Aug 1, 2011

Final Exit Network USA published its Newsletter 10-4, August 2011. It can be downloaded here. NB!! Kevorkian's birth date (of course) should Be read as May 26, 1928


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