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The Sydney Telegraph (January 8, 2013) reports: Independent MP Bob Such has drafted a revised voluntary euthanasia bill after his previous attempt was voted down in State Parliament mid-last year.
The Ending Life With Dignity Bill 2013 would establish a board of about eight government-appointed members,
The family of Tony Nicklinson who lost a legal battle in August last year (2012) for the right-to-die has won permission from the Court of Appeal to continue his campaign and appeal against the High Court ruling.
He was paralysed by a stroke in 2005 and suffered from locked-in syndrome.
ZonMW, an internationally renowned Health-care and -innovation research Institute, performed a second Evaluation on the implementation and practice of the Dutch Euthanasia Law (2002). In December the long awaited report was presented. The overall conclusion of the second evaluation of the Act Termination of life on Request and Assisted Suicide is that the Act has succeeded in improving the carefulness of physicians who terminate the life of a patient upon his request and in providing a transparent and consistent legal framework for this practice.
The DWD Canada blog published a very useful summary of (international) developments to be expected in 2013. Thank you, DWD Canada.
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A commission, chaired by former head of France’s National Ethics Committee prof. Didier Sicard - following the election pledge of Francois Hollande to “open possibilities for medical assistance at the end of life of unbearably ill patients” - has published the results of its research into the issue of end of life care (la fin de vie) in lengthy report. The main conclusion is that assisted suicide
The latest Dying with Dignity NSW newsletter is a 16 page, six month edition packed with news. It has just been uploaded to our DWDnsw website – click here .
President Helene Bolduc of ADMD Quebecoise sends everyone all the best for 2013, with a word referring to the many positive issues of 2012.