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African Region of World Medical Association rejects Euthanasia
Feb 17, 2018

As was to be expected, the African Region of the WMA in their meeting on February 3, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, also rejected Euthanasia calling instead for strenghtening of Palliative Care for terminal patients across Africa. It joins other regions of the WMA saying that medical aid in dying is contrary to the physician's oath.

Japanese JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr 168
Feb 7, 2018

Japanese JSDD publishes its Newsletter nr 168. Read it here.

Right to Die Canada published comprehensive Newsletter covering 5 years
Feb 5, 2018

Right to Die Canada published comprehensive Newsletter covering 5 years. Ruth von Fuchs, Newsletter editor: "I have produced a catching-up newsletter for the Right to Die Society of Canada.  It covers 5 years (!) but there is a good side to this -- I have been able to tell the whole story in one place, instead of just giving bits and pieces every quarter". Read it here.

Dying in the America's
Feb 5, 2018

 


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Taiwan to have a Patient Autonomy law in 2019
Feb 5, 2018

Accoding to a newly approved law (the Patient Autonomy Law) citizens of Taiwan from 2019 officialy can  a so called Advance Decision. Suich a decision is legal in explicitly described conditions:

Dutch Court of Appeal convicts Albert Heringa
Feb 5, 2018

Dutch Albert Heringa appeared before the Court of Appeal and heard a conviction for a suspended sentence of 6 months. This is 3 months more than the prosecutor requested. In 2008 Heringa assisted his mother of 99 years with her suicide, and was first found guilty in 2003. That first conviction left him without punishment, after which

Referral in accordance with MAiD Law confirmed y Ontario Court
Feb 5, 2018

An  Ontario court has told a group of doctors that they must refer for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), affirming conscientious objection restrictions imposed by the province’s medical regulator.
Ontario’s Divisional Court ruled that the referral requirement was a reasonable limit on doctors' freedom

Newsupdate from DWD Canada
Feb 5, 2018

DWD Canada provided another news update for this month. You can read it here.

Independent advisory bureau "The Last Choice – Switzerland" established
Jan 24, 2018

The Last Choice – Switzerland, an independent advisory bureau, was established on December 10, 2017 (international Human Rights Day) by Michael Irwin. The main function of The Last Choice – Switzerland is to give reliable advice on what is involved in going to

Nurses' perspectives on whether medical aid in dying should be accessible to incompetent patients with dementia
Jan 24, 2018

A survey was conducted by Canadian and Dutch researchers (Geriatric Nursing, December 2017 article in press) in a random sample of 514 Quebec nurses caring for the elderly to assess their attitudes towards extending medical aid in dying to incompetent patients and to explore

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