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Are Living Wills Followed?
Aug 20, 1970

Having an advance directive is no guarantee that end-of-life wishes will be honored. A 1995 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study of 4,300 critically ill patients found that only 49 percent who requested do not resuscitate (DNR) orders actually got them; 70 percent of those patients were never asked their preferences. There have been many cases in which individuals who have taken all the right steps have been deprived of seeing their loved ones' wishes carried out because of physician, family, or institutional resistance.

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.

Right-to-die arrest: Daughter charged
Aug 20, 1970

Battlelines are being drawn over the right to die after a Wanganui woman was charged with attempted murder on the day legislation forcing a conscience vote on euthanasia was introduced to Parliament.

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.

Dutch Parliament Approves Euthanasia Bill
Aug 20, 1970

In what was both feared and celebrated as a morally groundbreaking decision, the Dutch Senate on Tuesday enshrined in law a terminally ill patient's right to suicide and a doctor'

ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PAIN IN PALLIATIVE CARE PATIENTS
Aug 20, 1970

Pain affects more than 70% of cancer patients but is often undertreated. The authors review and present methodologies to maximize proper palliative approaches to this symptom for the majority of patients.

Isle of Man votes in favour of assisted dying bill (13th May 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

On the 13th May the Isle of Man's House of Keys (parliament) voted in favour of introducing a Bill to allow terminally ill adults the right to choose medical help to die.

Crisis Site
Aug 20, 1970

From the About.com Depression guide. If you are considering suicide, go here now.

Convention on the Future of Europe
Aug 20, 1970

In another news article you can read about plans to include Article 1-51 in the new constitutional treaty for the European Union.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Ashcroft directive on assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new federal directive intended to thwart Oregon's assisted suicide law.

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