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Ethical issues in diagnosis and management of patients in the permanent vegetative state
Aug 20, 1970

Derick T Wade, consultant and professor in neurological disability. Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre, Oxford OX1 4XD

Summary points

  • The diagnosis of the permanent vegetative state cannot be absolutely certain
  • There is no standard test of awareness and data on prognosis are limited
  • Patients in the permanent vegetative state raise ethical issues concerning the nature of consciousness, quality of life, the value society attributes to life, and handling of uncertainty
Training in Issues around Assisted Suicide for the Faculty of Medicine
Aug 20, 1970

Motion in Swiss parliament submitted by Anne-Catherine Menétrey-Savary

Court case rekindles right-to-die debate
Aug 20, 1970

Elderly Victoria woman faces assisted suicide charges in controversial case.From: Canada.com

Recent advances: Palliative care
Aug 20, 1970

J Andrew Billings: In this article I introduce current concepts about palliative care and review advances in this subject over the past five years, highlighting developments of particular interest to generalists.

Europe group getting needed upgrade
Aug 20, 1970

Right to Die Europe is an integral part of the World Federation. Its aim has been to facilitate an exchange of information on matters of particular relevance to member societies in Europe. In the past, this has been achieved by holding an annual meeting of delegates from member societies and by ad-hoc exchanges of information.

Death Net -The most current news from around the world
Aug 20, 1970

provided by John Hofsess

Doctors prefer terminal sedation
Aug 20, 1970

Taken from Relevant, magazine of Right to Die-NL (NVVE)
Volume 30, nr. 3, July 2004

by Marleen Peters

In 2003, the five regional review committees that assess medical care in cases of euthanasia, received 1815 reports, 1626 of which concerned euthanasia, 148 assisted suicide, and 41 a combination of the two. In comparison with 2002, 67 fewer cases than in the previous year (from the Annual Report 2003 of the Regional Testing Committees) were reported.

Oregon Assisted - Suicide Law Intact
Aug 20, 1970

Oregon doctors can prescribe lethal medicines again to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives now that a judge has temporarily blocked a federal order that had essentially shut down the state's unique assisted-suicide law.

Verbal Battles over Euthanasia.
Aug 20, 1970

From the religious tolerance.org site about moral and ethical issues related to physician-assisted suicide.

Convention on the Future of Europe
Aug 20, 1970

The Convention on the Future of Europe is a temporary body set up by the European Union (EU) Heads of Government in February 2002 to simplify the EU Treaty and identify necessary institutional reform in preparation for 2004 when 10 more states will become members of the Union. The Convention has a total of 105 members, representing national governments, national parliaments, the European Parliament and the European Commission.

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