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BY ADAM FRESCO, The Times of London
A terminally ill man won a legal battle yesterday for the right to die at home after a health authority agreed to fund his nursing care. Lawyers for Jason Powell, who has multiple sclerosis and pneumonia and has only a few months to live, challenged Dyfed Powys Health Authority's refusal to fund home care as a breach of his human rights.
On April 10, 2003, the Groningen courts made the first conviction of a Dutch citizen who is not a practising doctor for assisting a suicide. Mr Willem Muns who works for Stichting De Einder Noord (a society that offers support and information to persons considering voluntary euthanasia) was given a six-months suspended sentence and two years probation (He had spent 50 days in jail before the court-case).
A terminally-ill woman took her fight for the right to "die with dignity" to the European court of human rights today.
President's Report by Michael Irwin, MD, President of the World Federation of Right To Die Societies.
This paper presents terminal sedation and voluntary refusal of hydration and nutrition as potential last resorts.
List of articlesThe Case of New Zealand Euthanasia Activist Leslie Martin
List of Articles
The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 45 right to die organizations from 26 countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.
Collection of articles on end of life issues
Not long ago, a cancer specialist I know faced a situation that chilled those of us who care for people with terminal illness.