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Most terminally ill cancer patients favor right to die
Aug 20, 1970

A study reported in the September 11th issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine and carried by Reuters Health News service reports that "Most terminally ill cancer patients favor right to die."

New website World Federation opened by Michael Irwin
Aug 20, 1970

At the convention of the European division of Right to Die Societies in Luxemburg, Michael Irwin officially opened the new website of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life
Aug 20, 1970

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life



Thursday, March 15, 2001

Linda Cook

National Institute of Nursing Research

Jim Newman

Oregon Health Sciences University


Dutch ‘Drion Pill’ becomes ‘Lastwillpill’
Aug 20, 1970

The annual meeting of the Dutch Voluntary Euthanasia Foundation (NVVE) on March 29, 2003, voted on several important changes to its constitution, a new name, and a fresh name for the Drion Pill. These changes were felt necessary because legalization and social acceptance have been achieved.

Main points in this change were:

State Law Influences State End of Life Care
Aug 20, 1970

THE OREGONIAN (Sunday, February 18, 2001)
By Erin Hoover Barnett of The Oregonian staff


FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT

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


Sixteen people died by physician-assisted suicide in 1998 and another 27 in 1999. And when the Oregon Health Division releases its third annual report on the practice Wednesday, little if any growth is expected in the number of cases, say experts outside the health division.

Isle of Man police take "No further action"
Aug 20, 1970

The Isle of Man police take "No further action" in the case against Patricia Kneen and Dr.

Netherlands: Euthanasia reports decline by 15 percent over 4 years
Aug 20, 1970

The number of reported incidents of euthanasia has dropped by 15 percent during the past four years, but it is suspected the actual "mercy killing" figure is double the amount of recorded cases.

6-0 COURT TIGHTENS RIGHT-TO-DIE STANDARD: Patient has to leave clear direction on ending care
Aug 20, 1970

A unanimous state Supreme Court made it difficult today for Wendland family members to withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment for a patient who is brain-damaged but still conscious.

Death, Dying, and Advance Directives in Japan : Socio-Cultural and Legal Point of View
Aug 20, 1970
4 Oregon Patients Seeking Suicide Sue U.S.
Aug 20, 1970

Four patients joined in a legal motion brought today in Federal District Court here by Attorney General Hardy Myers of Oregon to impose a stay on the federal directive. A ruling on the state's request is not expected until Thursday at the earliest.

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