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Swiss Senate decides to put forward proposal for new euthanasia law
Aug 20, 1970

Following the publication in June of a report by the University of Zurich, the Swiss Senate has decided to put forward a new proposal for a law on euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The University of Zurich’s new report, which forms part of the European Commission-sponsored study of end-of-life decision making in six European countries (see above), examined 3,350 deaths in German-speaking Switzerland and found that half were preceded by an end-of-life decision. Compared with its European neighbours, Switzerland was also found to have the highest number of cases of assisted suicide.

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life
Aug 20, 1970

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life



Thursday, March 15, 2001

Linda Cook

National Institute of Nursing Research

Jim Newman

Oregon Health Sciences University


"What is a good death?" (British Medical Journal)
Aug 20, 1970

Volume 327, Number 7408 of the British Medical Journal (26 July 2003) provided a series of articles exploring the question, “What is a good death?” One article examines the effects of euthanasia on

State Law Influences State End of Life Care
Aug 20, 1970

THE OREGONIAN (Sunday, February 18, 2001)
By Erin Hoover Barnett of The Oregonian staff


FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act influences end-of-life care
across the state as doctors wrestle with prescribing
pain treatment


Sixteen people died by physician-assisted suicide in 1998 and another 27 in 1999. And when the Oregon Health Division releases its third annual report on the practice Wednesday, little if any growth is expected in the number of cases, say experts outside the health division.

Widow of euthanasia campaigner arrested
Aug 20, 1970

The widow of a euthanasia campaigner was arrested on November 17, 2003, in connection with his death a month ago. Mrs. Patricia Kneen was arrested at her home in Port Erin, Isle of Man. She was questioned at a police station and later released on bail.

Patrick Kneen, 74, a farmer, died from prostate cancer. He spent the last months of his life trying to persuade politicians on the island to change the law on euthanasia.

Trial Set For Euthanasia Campaigner
Aug 20, 1970

New Zealand euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin will be tried in March 2004 for the attempted murder of her mother.

Between now and the two-week trial, police will monitor Ms Martin’s web site to make sure she does not breach her bail conditions.

Ms Martin is prohibited from speaking about her own case, but can speak about other cases.

She says she is currently gathering signatures for an open letter to Parliament.

Euthanasia Conference Gives Overwhelming Support to Development of Suicide Pill
Aug 20, 1970

The Voluntary Euthanasia Research Foundation conference in Broken Hill, Australia, yesterday gave overwhelming support to the development in Australia of a suicide pill able to provide the terminally ill with the means to their own dignified death.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A Family Practice Perspective
Aug 20, 1970

An American Family Physician Special Medical Report.

New website for FATE, Scotland
Aug 20, 1970

Friends at the End (FATE), Scotland has recently established a
web-site giving information about this Glasgow, Scotland based
RTD Society.

The website can be found here .

Ashcroft's Meddling
Aug 20, 1970

US Attorney General John Ashcroft has no business trying to overturn the voters' will by sending federal drug agents after Oregon doctors who prescribe drugs to assist suicides.

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