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End-of-Life Washington publishes its Spring 2020 Newsletter
Apr 30, 2020

End-of-Life Washington publishes its Spring 2020 Newsletter

Dutch Supreme Court: Physician permitted to grant a written request for euthanasia from individuals suffering from advanced dementia
Apr 24, 2020

At Tuesday the 21st of April, the Dutch Supreme Court handed down a judgment in a case brought 'in the interest of the law'. In this judgment, the Supreme Court explained the premises for imparting substance to the requirements of due care in the special situation that the euthanasia is based on a written request from an individual suffering from advanced dementia.

Dutch Euthanasia Review Committees published their annual Report 2019
Apr 18, 2020

On Friday, April 17, the Dutch Regional Euthanasia Review Committees published their annual report about 2019 (only in Dutch yet).

Death with Dignity publishes Q&A about end of life care in times of Corona
Apr 16, 2020

When Death with Dignity realized that COVID-19 might lead to an extended discussion of end-of-life care, they decided to seek answers on the complex medical questions that have arisen over the last few weeks. 

Covid-19 Addendum for advance directive
Apr 12, 2020

The Hemlock Society of San Diego drafted a Covid-19 addendum that can easily be customized to people’s different end of life desires, and added to one’s Advanced Health Care Directive.

Roland Kunz, Swiss pioneer in palliative care, retires
Apr 11, 2020

What can medicine do for the dying? "A lot," says Roland Kunz. The geriatrician has made a significant contribution to anchoring palliative care in Swiss healthcare. The chief physician of the university clinic for acute geriatrics and head of the palliative care unit in the Zurich Waid hospital has accompanied thousands of people to his death during his professional life.

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2020-2
Apr 7, 2020

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2020-2, for the months April, May and June 2020. 

End of Life Choice New Zealand publishes its Newsletter issue 56
Mar 28, 2020

 End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 56. 


Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its Autumn 2020 Newsletter
Mar 28, 2020

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Autumn 2020 Newsletter.

The Dignity Report 2020 published
Mar 28, 2020

The Portland based Death with Dignity National Centre (DDNC) has published The Winter 2020 Dignity Report


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