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Edito Sobel
Aug 20, 1970

In issue no. 24 of the Swiss doctors’ bulletin for the month of June, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences presented its first publication on the subject of "Treatment and care of the elderly and dependent" to be consulted by the medical profession. We found several of the points raised in this eleven page document particularly worthy of note.

Chapter 2, regarding the "decision-making process", acknowledges the initial directives and recommends appointing a trusted person as a therapeutic representative.

Australia: Rights of the Terminally Ill Act and associated materials from the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory
Aug 20, 1970
Court cases draw attention to cause
Aug 20, 1970

President’s Report By Michael Irwin: finance, new activities and ageing populations.

Loving man helped wife die, court told
Aug 20, 1970

April 23 2003, Alexander Gamble Maxwell, 55, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting his wife's suicide.

The 21st International Conference on Death and Bereavement
Aug 20, 1970

First announcement of the 21st International Conference on Death and Bereavement, to be held March 23-25, 2004 in Eilat, Israel.

Doctor Convicted in Drug Deaths
Aug 20, 1970

A psychiatrist accused of killing five elderly patients by prescribing fatal doses of morphine was convicted Monday of manslaughter and negligent homicide.

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.

Narrow defeat for Luxembourg bill (15th January 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

On 15 January a resolution that would radically change Luxembourg law on euthanasia was narrowly defeated in the Luxembourg parliament.

Judge orders Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed
Aug 20, 1970

After a month of consideration, a judge has once again given his approval to remove the feeding tube from a comatose Pinellas County woman. The decision by Circuit Judge George Greer may clear the way for Terri Schiavo to die.

'Death with dignity' bill gets broad panel approval
Aug 20, 1970

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee yesterday approved a bill enabling anyone over the age of 18 to sign a statement instructing physicians not to extend their lives by artificial means if they stand no chance of recovery.

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