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Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 169
Jun 1, 2018

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 169, read it here.

Annual Report Dutch Review Committees 2107 published
Jun 1, 2018

The Dutch Euthanasia Review Committees published their 2017 report. Main outcomes are:

In 2017 the Review Committees received 6585 reports( 2016: 6091), which is 4,4% (2016: 4%) of all 150.027 deaths in the Netherlands (2016: 148.973).

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 2 magazine Relevant
May 31, 2018

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 2 magazine Relevant. Read here the (English) summary, or click here for the (Dutch) full version.

Dignitas 20 years
May 31, 2018

On Thursday 17 May 2018 the non-profit member society “DIGNITAS – To live with dignity – To die with dignity” celebrated its twentieth anniversary. In the twenty years of its operation the member society has seen significant success in relation to freedom of choice and self-determination in life and life’s end.

Mass of submissions delay NZ euthanasia bill deadline
May 31, 2018

According to Radio New Zealand, Parliament has extended the period for submissions on a euthanasia bill by six months, till March next year. The Justice Select Committee has received 35,000 submissions on Act leader David Seymour's End Of Life Choice bill, which would allow

104-year old Australian scientist ended his life in Switzerland
May 31, 2018

In a case which has attracted world-wide attention, 104-year-old Australian scientist Dr David Goodall went to Switzerland to die at Lifecircle . Dr  Goodall, a distinguished ecologist who retired in 1979, was frail but not terminally ill. Hence he would not have been eligible to move to the Australian state of Victoria to die there under its new euthanasia legislation. Dr Goodall was

Go Gentle Australia published its May 2018 News Update
May 31, 2018

Go Gentle Australia published its May 2018 News Update. Read it here.

Spain to consider euthanasia law
May 31, 2018

BioEdge reports: Spain's Parliament (See Spanish article in ABC Sociedad) has voted to consider a bill that would legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in the country, though the prospects of legalisation succeeding are slim.  Parliamentarians voted 175-136 in favour of

Interesting debate in Trinidad and Tobago on physician mindset
May 31, 2018

In a Guest editorial (2006) in the Caribbean Medical Journal, Dr Leonard Bernstein, DMD, MPH stated that too often physicians wind up with a mindset that all diseases have to be treated as much and as long as possible to keep the patient alive. For many centuries the rise of this mindset

Guernsey's attempt to legalize medical aid in dying failed
May 31, 2018

An attempt to legalize assisted-dying in Guernsey has been defeated by a vote of 24 to 14 in the States of Deliberation of the Parliament after a three-day debate. Members of the legislature voted against a requete (the bill) proposed by the Guernsey chief minister, Gavin St Pier. A series of