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JAMA publication on attitudes and practices of euthanasia and PAS
Jul 19, 2016

TheJournal of the American Medical Association published an article in their June edition, titled Attitudes and Practices of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States, Canada, and Europe. An international panel of researchers reviewed polling data and published surveys of the public and physicians, official state and

Swiss Attitudes to Dying
Jul 19, 2016

(from ERGO): Interest in choosing how and when to die has risen dramatically of late. More than 1,200 people underwent an assisted suicide in Switzerland last year, over a third more than in the previous year. In 2014, 742 people (320 men and 422 women) chose an assisted suicide, according to the Federal Statistical Office. In 2003 it was 187.  This is interesting because Switzerland

History of Dutch Euthanasia law in documentary
Jul 19, 2016

The documentary The Fight to Die made by Nan Rosens, pictures the history of the Dutch legalization. The film was screened at the WF Conference Amsterdam. You can download an English subtitled version here. fin de vie publishes booklet on self deliverance
Jul 19, 2016 fin de vie published the booklet "Self Deliverance", translation of a French publication. It provides well written information, such as what steps to take when wanting to decide for yourself.

Final report from Victorian parliament (Aus) into end-of-life choices published
Jul 19, 2016

The Committee of the Victorian parliament tabled their final report from the Inquiry into End-of-life Choices. President Lesley Vick of Dying With Dignity Victoria Inc states: "At DWDV we are extremely pleased with this excellent report and its recommendations concerning end of life choices. As you will see it is comprehensive, evidence based and

Documentary on Psychiatry and the Right to a dignified Death
Jul 19, 2016

At the WF Conference Euthanasia2016 in Amsterdam, a documentary called "Mothers don't jump off buildings" was screened, directed by Elena Lindemans. Her mother struggles for a long time with an unbearable mental illness before she asked for euthanasia. The request is not processed.  On 25 February 2002

New WF member from the USA
Jul 11, 2016

End of life Washington has applied for WF membership. The committee has decided to grant EOLWA interim membership. Visit for further information the member's page.

Acuerdo de los dos socios de DMD imputados con la Fiscalía
Jun 28, 2016

La Fiscalía de Avilés solicitó 6 años y 5 meses de prisión para dos socios de DMD por dos delitosde cooperación al suicidio (uno en grado de tentativa) y un delito contra la salud pública.
Para la Asociación Federal Derecho a Morir Dignamente (AFDMD) no existió tal cooperación al
suicidio. En un caso era una mujer con graves padecimientos permanentes y difíciles de
soportar a la que los acusados nunca conocieron.

Agreement reached in long-term court case in Spain
Jun 28, 2016

Two members and the President of AFDMD (the Spanish Federal Association for the Right to a Digfnified Death) have finally reached an agreement with the prosecutor in a case against them in Avilés in Asturia.  The prosecutor requesting originally  a 6 years and 5 month prison sentence suspected the three of being involved in two assisted suicide cases and offense against Public Health. After more than 4 years of juridical struggle the three - supported by

Un accord en procès à long terme en Espagne
Jun 28, 2016

Deux membres et le Président de l’AFDMD (l’Association Fédérale d’espagnol pour le Droit à une Mort en la Dignité) ont finalement conclu un accord avec le procureur dans une affaire contre eux à Avilés dans les Asturies.  Le procureur demande initialement une période de 6 ans et 5 mois de prison, soupçonne les trois d’être impliqué dans deux des cas de suicide assisté et un délit contre la santé publique. Après plus de 4 années de lutte juridique les trois