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Exploring the Angst of the Terminally Ill
Aug 20, 1970

Patients considering euthanasia are worried less about unbearable pain than about the social and emotional disintegration that accompanies terminal illness, a new survey has found.

Kevorkian Controversy
Aug 20, 1970

Written by the Detroit Free Press a chronological study of Jack Kevorkian and issues surrounding his work.

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.

Bush policy on suicide is shielded in secrecy
Aug 20, 1970

Nathan Diament spent two years lobbying Congress to shut down Oregon's assisted-suicide law. But when Bush administration officials called Tuesday to say they had done the job by administrative action, he was not only pleased but also surprised.

Vacco, Attorney General of New York v. Quill, 117 S.Ct. 2293, 138 L.Ed.2d (1997)
Aug 20, 1970
Effects of euthanasia on the bereaved family and friends: a cross sectional study
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?”

Right to die case taken to European court
Aug 20, 1970

A terminally-ill woman took her fight for the right to "die with dignity" to the European court of human rights today.

ATTITUDES AND DESIRES RELATED TO EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE AMONG TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS
Aug 20, 1970

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Nov. 16, 2000, Vol;284:2460-2468

This article received considerable attention in the press when it was released.

Author Information Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD; Diane L. Fairclough, DPH; Linda L. Emanuel, MD, PhD

Context Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) are highly controversial issues. While there are studies of seriously ill patients' interest in euthanasia and PAS, there are no data on the attitudes and desires of terminally ill patients regarding these issues.

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.

Bid to legalise assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

Lord Joel Joffe - a retired human rights lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela - wants the right to assisted suicide enshrined on the statute book.

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