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End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study
Aug 20, 1970

On the 17th June 2003, The Lancet published a report entitled ‘End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study’, which examines the frequency and characteristics of end-of-life decision-making practices in Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Italy (four areas), the Netherlands, Sweden and the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

AIDS sufferer loses first part of legal battle to kill self with doctor's aid
Aug 20, 1970

An AIDS sufferer lost the first round of a provincial legal battle Wednesday in his bid to kill himself with a doctor's help.

Dutch poised to legalize euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

Anguished debate: Dutch poised to legalize euthanasia

Twenty five years of requests for euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in Dutch general practice: trend analysis
Aug 20, 1970

This study was published in Volume 327, Number 7408 of the British Medical Journal (26 July 2003) which explored the question, “What is a good death?”

Tampa Woman Won't Have Feedings Cut
Aug 20, 1970

The woman whose husband and parents are battling over whether she should be allowed to die will continue to be fed through a tube for weeks under an order issued Wednesday by an appeals court.

A Plea for Beneficent Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

This statement first appeared in The Humanist of July/August 1974.

World Federation grows, some law successes
Aug 20, 1970

President's Report by Michael Irwin, MD, President of the World Federation of Right To Die Societies.

Euthanasia woman's arrest a shock - campaigner
Aug 20, 1970

If the Death with Dignity Bill before Parliament makes voluntary euthanasia legal, Wanganui woman Lesley Martin should take most of the credit, Philip Nitschke says.

DUTCH COURT DEMANDS MORE TESTIMONY IN LANDMARK EUTHANASIA CASE
Aug 20, 1970

A Dutch appeals court said Tuesday it would hear further expert evidence before ruling on the case of a doctor who helped a healthy 86-year-old commit suicide because he was "tired of living".

Dutch top court waffles in Sutorious case
Aug 20, 1970

Regarding the last ‘famous’ Dutch case (Brongersma/Sutorius), on December 24, 2002, the Netherlands Supreme Court confirmed the verdict by the Court of Appeal Amsterdam, that declared GP Sutorius guilty of assisting in the suicide of former senator Brongersma, but did not give him a sentence. The court ruled that “the GP acted conscientiously and carefully”, but he should not have helped, because the senator was “not ill” (the courts: there was no medical classification of his condition). Further appeal is not possible.

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