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A woman whose husband and parents are battling over whether to let her die will be kept alive pending another hearing, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The annual meeting of the Dutch Voluntary Euthanasia Foundation (NVVE) on March 29, 2003, voted on several important changes to its constitution, a new name, and a fresh name for the Drion Pill. These changes were felt necessary because legalization and social acceptance have been achieved.
Main points in this change were:
A Dutch appeals court said Tuesday it would hear further expert evidence before ruling on the case of a doctor who helped a healthy 86-year-old commit suicide because he was "tired of living".
A California lawsuit may give you additional reason to make sure that your patients are adequately treated for pain.
THE BOSTON DECLARATION ON ASSISTED DYING, made at the 13th International Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Boston, Massachussetts from September 1 to 3, 2000.
From the Griefwork website, an article by Barbara Rubel on the findings of the Oregon Health Division on how suffering influences the request for euthanasia.
Oregon's Death With Dignity Act influences end-of-life care across the state as doctors wrestle with prescribing pain treatment.
The Belgian law on euthanasia came into force on 23 September 2002. To avoid misunderstandings or misinterpretations (I have read everything and its contrary about this law since the last months), it seems important to stress its main elements:
Having an advance directive is no guarantee that end-of-life wishes will be honored. A 1995 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study of 4,300 critically ill patients found that only 49 percent who requested do not resuscitate (DNR) orders actually got them; 70 percent of those patients were never asked their preferences. There have been many cases in which individuals who have taken all the right steps have been deprived of seeing their loved ones' wishes carried out because of physician, family, or institutional resistance.
Battlelines are being drawn over the right to die after a Wanganui woman was charged with attempted murder on the day legislation forcing a conscience vote on euthanasia was introduced to Parliament.