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Living Wills to be assessed
Aug 20, 1970

The 15th international conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, in the Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo.

Euthanasia case gagging order 'may breach Bill of Rights'
Aug 20, 1970

Legal experts and civil libertarians have condemned the gagging order on pro-euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin as a possible breach of the Bill of Rights.

Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law gets another temporary reprieve
Aug 20, 1970

A move by the Bush administration to dismantle Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law was dealt a setback Tuesday when a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order for up to five months.

Washington v. Glucksberg, 117 S.Ct. 2258, 138 L.Ed.2d 772 (1997)
Aug 20, 1970
Euthanasia laws cannot be shared
Aug 20, 1970

At the 15th biennial conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies in Tokyo during the first week of October, an Italian delegate, Emilio Coveri, made an impassioned plea for those nations which have lawful assisted suicide to allow Italian people to travel there for assisted in death.

"Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands should accept cases from other countries," said Coveri of EXIT-Italia, Turin. "It would put pressure on the Italian government to change the laws on this."

American Medical Association: Principles of Medical Ethics
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association: Principles of Medical Ethics

The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility not only to patients, but also to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct that define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician.

Principles of Medical Ethics

Woman takes death plea to European Court
Aug 20, 1970

Diane Pretty, a terminally-ill woman, today asked European human rights judges to grant her the right to die with the aid of her husband.

CHOICES: SOUNDS OF SILENCE ON MATTERS OF HOSPICE
Aug 20, 1970

NEW YORK TIMES, Health Section (Tues, February 13, 2001)

By Eric Nagourney

Despite recent growth of the hospice field, intended to help the terminally ill die as peacefully as possible, most Americans still die in hospitals. Other studies had found that doctors often failed to tell patients' families about their options; now, a new report suggests that nurses, too, may play a role.

The Report on Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

a) Summary

On the 5th September, the Council of Europe’s Committee on Social, Health and Family Affairs voted by a narrow margin to adopt the Report on Euthanasia prepared by Dick Marty.

When Death Needs a Plan
Aug 20, 1970

The case of 92-year-old Margaret Russell illustrates just how complicated end-of-life decisions can be.

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