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How Does the Law Stand in Canada
Aug 20, 1970

The Canadian society, Dying With Dignity, provides an online reprint of Chapter 8 from 'A Gentle Death' by Marilynne Seguin.

Draft report on the situation as regards fundamental rights in the European Union (2002)
Aug 20, 1970

On the 3rd September the European Parliament voted to omit from an annual report on fundamental rights an article which raised the issue of assisted dying in Europe. The report on fundamental rights in the European Union in 2002 was prepared on the ‘own-initiative’ of the Committee on Citizen’s Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs. Whilst the report is mostly concerned with other human rights issues and abuses, its draft form had contained one article which:

Luxembourg Socialists and Greens call for euthanasia legislation
Aug 20, 1970

On 15 January in Luxembourg, Socialist (LSAP) and Greens representatives presented a joint draft bill that would radically change Luxembourg law on euthanasia.

Why we oppose the Pain Relief Promotion Act - Opponents Gear Up As Vote On Pain Relief Bill May Be Near
Aug 20, 1970

The following article was carried in Congress Daily A.M. explains the building opposition to the Pain Relief Promotion Act and reported on the internet by John Hoffsess in "Nothing But the News".

Growing international choices in dying
Aug 20, 1970

World Federation Annual Global Report (2003): The annual global report of the president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. The report is about the developments worldwide in the field of the right to die in 2003.

Legal Fight Clouds Comatose Woman's Fate
Aug 20, 1970

Legal Fight in Florida Over Comatose Woman Pits Her Parents, Husband Against Each Other.

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life
Aug 20, 1970

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life



Thursday, March 15, 2001

Linda Cook

National Institute of Nursing Research

Jim Newman

Oregon Health Sciences University


Now 38 societies in 23 countries
Aug 20, 1970

President's report by Michael Irwin MD.

PHYSICIANS: LEAVE ASSISTED SUICIDE TO DOCTORS, PATIENTS
Aug 20, 1970

While AMA delegates and rank-and-file physicians differ on whether assisted suicide should be legal, a sizable group would like government to stay out of it.

State Law Influences State End of Life Care
Aug 20, 1970

THE OREGONIAN (Sunday, February 18, 2001)
By Erin Hoover Barnett of The Oregonian staff


FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT

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


Sixteen people died by physician-assisted suicide in 1998 and another 27 in 1999. And when the Oregon Health Division releases its third annual report on the practice Wednesday, little if any growth is expected in the number of cases, say experts outside the health division.

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