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Swiss doctors to disagree on new proposed guidelines in assisted suicide
Dec 2, 2018

According to BioEdge (28 October 2018) the Federation of Swiss Medical Doctors (FMH) has refused to include in its code of ethics new guidelines on end-of-life care proposed and developed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). This proposal provides that a physician may practice assisted suicide for

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report
Dec 2, 2018

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report.

American Family Physicians Assocation (AAFP) changes position on assisted suicide
Dec 2, 2018

Earlier this month the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) by adopting a position of “engaged neutrality” on assisted suicide and euthanasia The AMA, an umbrella group for dozens of American medical associations, opposes “aid in dying”.

New Organisation started in India
Dec 2, 2018

"IM Euthanasia India" announced their formation. The organisation will be dedicating their efforts to change the premises in the Indian legal system for a 'Right to Live and Die with Dignity'. As a start they produced and published a 25 minutes video on You Tube - see it here. IM Euthanasia India is currently considering joining the WFRtDS.

Spanish Parlaiment considers euthanasia debate
Dec 1, 2018

El Pais (Oriol Guell, Anabel Diez and Susane Urra) reports: A PSOE bill that was introduced in 2018 spring, has been brought back for debate in the Spanish Congress  by the Popular Party (PP). This does not imply that there is agreement, new PP President Pablo Casado is opposing the PSOE bill and comes with an alternative proposal.

Go Gentle News Update October 2018
Dec 1, 2018

Find here the October 2018 News Update from Go Gentle Australia; click here.

Omid, UK campaigner, died in Switzerland
Dec 1, 2018

Omid, sufferer from MSA and campaigner for legalisation in the UK - see earlier messages about him on this site - died in Switzerland on 4 October 2018.

His legal  team published a press report, to be read here.  Also read the necrology here:

End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 52
Dec 1, 2018

End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 52, Read it here.

Go Gentle News Update September 2018
Nov 27, 2018

Find Go Gentle's News Update September 2018 by clicking here.

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 3 magazine Relevant
Nov 27, 2018

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 3 magazine Relevant. The English summary can be read here. The Dutch version here.

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