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Ministerial Advisory Panel hands down their report on voluntary assisted dying
Jul 22, 2017

The Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel on voluntary assisted dying today handed down its final report to the Government, comprising over 250 pages. Read the report by clicking here.

The Panel was composed of seven subject experts, with Professor Brian Owler as Chair and Professor Margaret O'Connor as Deputy Chair. It consulted extensively across Victoria, taking hundreds of submissions and appearances from relevant stakeholders, and reviewing legislation

Request for trial for Marco Cappato
Jul 20, 2017

 A Milan prosecutor has requested a trial for the right-to-die activist Marco Cappato, for helping DJ Fabo make his journey to Switzerland to die with dignity.

 

 

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 143-44
Jul 18, 2017

Belgian ADMD published its first and second quarter 2017 Newsletter nr 143-44 (in French). Read it here.

Belgian students launch euthanasia info-app
Jul 12, 2017

Four Belgian student nurses have developed an app that gives access to information on euthanasia in Belgium. The app ‘Euthassist’ is meant to give home nurses a tool to get answers to their questions on euthanasia.

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.

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