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Terminal sedation vs euthanasia
Aug 21, 1970

A recent report by a specialist in pain treatment, claimed that pain can no longer be seen as causing unbearable and hopeless suffering and thus as ­justification for euthanasia. Government Ministers Ross and Donner ­specifically deny that (legally speaking) Terminal Sedation (TS) or palliative care is to be considered as a real alternative to euthanasia.

English summary of Relevant's Extra Issue for Summer 2007.
Aug 21, 1970

Relevant is the quarterly magazine of the NVVE. This is the English summary of the Extra Issue for Summer 2007.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Aug 21, 1970

Consumer-focused website, with (among others) Advance Directives for all states of the US.

DGHS position paper
Aug 21, 1970

The DGHS Committee for Public Relations has issued a position paper on the current state of discussion in Germany. The committee calls for a comprehensive legal ruling on support for the dying and assisted death. Such a ruling must include provisions clear to every citizen and to all relevant sectors of health, family and law, so that there is no external determination of human life and a person’s will to live. The wellbeing of the patient concerned must be the highest priority for all action, not ideological and/or dogmatic and/or class-oriented paternalism.

First report on Belgian law
Aug 21, 1970

Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.

The Commission established to ­monitor the operation of the assisted dying law has issued its first, unanimous, report. Its main findings are that the number of cases of assisted dying has stabilized after the first few months and nearly half of them take place at the patient’s home. The vast majority of cases involved cancer and to a lesser extent neuromuscular diseases; they included some cases where death was not imminent.

Assisted suicide ruling upheld by US court
Aug 21, 1970

In a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the US attorney-general cannot use federal drug laws to try to stop the right-to-die movement.

Abstract appeal
Aug 21, 1970

A more objective look on the Terry Schiavo case from a legal point of view.

Summary Relevant May 2006
Aug 21, 1970

Relevant is the quarterly magazine of the NVVE. This is the English summary of the issue of January 2006.

"LIVE & LET DIE" - The next Meeting of Friends at the End in Glasgow
Aug 21, 1970

The next Meeting of Friends at the End will be held in the Conference Suite of the Mitchell Library, Kent Road, Glasgow at 2:00 pm on Saturday 29 October 2005.

Minister Thumbs Nose at Terminally Ill
Aug 21, 1970

During the debate, Pyne made several misleading assertions. Other debaters had to correct the Minister. Mr Neil Francis, President of Dying With Dignity Victoria, said “This poll delivers an unambiguous message to Canberra—one that can’t be ignored.

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