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New Bill presented to the British House of Lords
Aug 20, 1970

January 15th 2004, a new Assisted Dying Bill was introduced to the British House of Lords by Lord Joffe, a retired human rights lawyer, and a member of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales.

Oregon Death with Dignity
Aug 20, 1970

On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, oral arguments in Oregon v. Ashcroft begin before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lawsuit Alleges Elder Abuse for Inadequate Pain Control
Aug 20, 1970

A California lawsuit may give you additional reason to make sure that your patients are adequately treated for pain.

New right-to-die organization announced
Aug 20, 1970

A new right-to-die organization for the US, named Final Exit Network, was announced September 16th, 2004.A new right-to-die organization dedicated to serving people who are suffering intolerably fr

Befrienders International
Aug 20, 1970

If you are feeling suicidal at this point in time, and you need someone to talk to, this site provides referral and information services.

American Medical Association Policy on Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association Policies: Euthanasia

Euthanasia is the administration of a lethal agent by another person to a patient for the purpose of relieving the patients intolerable and incurable suffering.

Federal Doctor-Assisted Suicide Policy Reversed
Aug 20, 1970

Reversing the policy of his predecessor who supported the nation's first assisted suicide law, Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Tuesday that doctors may not prescribe lethal doses of federally controlled substances to terminally ill patients.

Suicide Ideation in the Terminally Ill
Aug 20, 1970

From the Griefwork website, an article by Barbara Rubel on the findings of the Oregon Health Division on how suffering influences the request for euthanasia.

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.

FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT
Aug 20, 1970

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

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