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The "good death", an ideal within our grasp
Aug 20, 1970

Death represents the only certitude we have in life. Our hour will inevitably come and each person must ask himself how he wishes to die. Doctors, like everyone else, are vulnerable beings and they are subjective and emotive, and have personal ethics based on religious beliefs and philosophies. We identify with each other and are faced with our own death and the questions: when will it occur and how?

We know very well that there is no age for dying and that death can knock on our door at any moment and under the most unexpected circumstances.

RIGHT-TO-DIE CASE GETS MIXED VERDICT
Aug 20, 1970

A woman whose husband and parents are battling over whether to let her die will be kept alive pending another hearing, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Advance directives provide comfort, not necessarily goal
Aug 20, 1970

Research says instructional directives may have psychological benefits, but a new study also found they don't improve the accuracy of surrogate decision-making.AMERICAN MEDICAL NEWS, Professional I

A plea for the hopelessly ill
Aug 20, 1970

Most proposals for law reform to allow voluntary euthanasia focus on the dying. This is perhaps due to a perception that it will be easier to succeed with law reform if it is limited to the terminally ill.

Euthanasia woman's arrest a shock - campaigner
Aug 20, 1970

If the Death with Dignity Bill before Parliament makes voluntary euthanasia legal, Wanganui woman Lesley Martin should take most of the credit, Philip Nitschke says.

DUTCH COURT DEMANDS MORE TESTIMONY IN LANDMARK EUTHANASIA CASE
Aug 20, 1970

A Dutch appeals court said Tuesday it would hear further expert evidence before ruling on the case of a doctor who helped a healthy 86-year-old commit suicide because he was "tired of living".

Arrested for Showing Compassion
Aug 20, 1970

Michael Irwin, MD, on his arrest for conspiring to assist the suicide of Patrick Kneen.

The Law: Terminating Life Sustaining Treatment - Selected Articles on the Robert Wendland Case
Aug 20, 1970

The Law: Terminating Life Sustaining Treatment



Selected Articles on the Robert Wendland Case

Case Description

The state Supreme Court at a hearing in San Francisco, May 30, 2000 took up the question of how decisions should be made on whether to withdraw life support from someone with severe brain damage.

The court's seven justices considered the case of Robert Wendland of Stockton, California, who became severely cognitively impaired after a 1993 accident in his pick-up truck.

Assisted Suicide Debate --Yahoo U.S. Full Coverage
Aug 20, 1970
Second reading of UK Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill (6th June 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

Future notice: On 6th June a Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill will proceed to its second reading in the House of Lords.

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