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Suicide Ideation in the Terminally Ill
Aug 20, 1970

From the Griefwork website, an article by Barbara Rubel on the findings of the Oregon Health Division on how suffering influences the request for euthanasia.

Private Members Bills to prevent Swiss “Suicide Tourism”
Aug 20, 1970

The growing notoriety of Dignitas’ work has prompted members of the Swiss parliament to introduce two Private Member’s Bills to prevent “suicide tourism” to Switzerland. These Bills also threaten the availability of assisted suicide for Swiss citizens.

FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT
Aug 20, 1970

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act influences end-of-life care across the state as doctors wrestle with prescribing pain treatment.

The Death with Dignity Act
Aug 20, 1970
Euthanasia decriminalized under tight rules
Aug 20, 1970

The Belgian law on euthanasia came into force on 23 September 2002. To avoid misunderstandings or misinterpretations (I have read everything and its contrary about this law since the last months), it seems important to stress its main elements:

Comatose woman's father wants judge removed from case
Aug 20, 1970

Court activity intensifies as the deadline approaches for the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Terri Schiavo's father is asking for the removal of the original judge who ruled his daughter should be allowed to die.

Position Statement on Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

The national peak body for palliative care, Palliative Care Australia, issued their most recent Statement on Euthanasia (Why not voluntary euthanasia?, one might ask.) in March 1999 at their Nation

French Doctor may be charged in Humbert case
Aug 20, 1970

The head doctor of the intensive care ward where a French paraplegic, Vincent Humbert, died six weeks ago may be charged with premeditated murder for injecting Mr. Humbert with a lethal substance.

The death of Mr. Humbert, 22, which was initially ascribed to his mother, Marie, came after an unsuccessful nine-month campaign by his supporters to make euthanasia legal, an effort that set off a national debate over the issue of assisted suicide.

Campaigner fights muzzle
Aug 20, 1970

Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin, who has been charged with the attempted murder of her mother, will fight in court next week against a muzzling order.

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.

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