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Another Doctor Accused
Aug 21, 1970

A GP from Ostend was arrested on 29 July and imprisoned for four days, accused of having ended the lives of 5 patients in a care home over the last 3 years by increasing their doses of morphine. The management of the home brought the case. The case remains open.

2004 Tokyo Declaration
Aug 21, 1970

Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.

NVVE "Do Not Resuscitate Necklace" in MoMA
Aug 21, 1970

The Department of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has an exhibition with the name SAFE: Design takes on Risk from October 16, 2005 to January 2, 2006.

SAFE presents about 300 objects and prototypes designed in order to protect the body and the mind from dangerous or stressful situations; prevent and respond to emergency; and provide a sense of comfort and safety. It will be the first design exhibition to take place at MoMA’s new building, accompani3d by a catalogue with several essays and plates illustrating the subject.

Schiavo tragedy and award-winning films reawake right-to-die interest
Aug 21, 1970

The Schiavo case and the movies 'The Sea Inside' and 'Million Dollar Baby' have reawoken interest in Right-to-Die.

Criminal Code Suicide Act
Aug 21, 1970

The complete text of the Criminal Code Suicide Act can be downloaded here .

Manifesto
Aug 21, 1970

The World Federation of Right to Die Societies (an international nongovernmental organization) is aware of the increasing concern to many individuals over their right to die with dignity. Believing in the rights and freedom of all persons, we affirm this right to die with dignity, meaning in peace and without suffering.

Summary of Dutch Research
Aug 21, 1970

Research has been carried out in connection with the evaluation of the WTL so as to provide insight into practical developments in medical decision-making at the end of life and into the efficacy and side effects of the WTL.

EXIT Deutsche Schweiz update
Aug 21, 1970

EXIT now has some 50,000 ­members. Advice on Living Wills and keeping records of the documents of EXIT members is a large part of the organization’s work. In 2004 EXIT accompanied 153 persons at assisted suicides. The average age was 73 years with a range from 36 to 95. Pre-conditions for assisted suicides are: membership in EXIT Deutsche Schweiz; decision-­making capacity; a continuing wish to die; and a hopeless prognosis.

Bush Administration challenges Oregon Death with Dignity Act
Aug 21, 1970

Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.

Summary Relevant 1 February 2008
Aug 21, 1970

Relevant is the quarterly magazine of the NVVE.

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