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Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 158
Oct 1, 2015

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 158; read the English summary here.

Book on end -of life decision making: Do Go Gentle
Sep 20, 2015

A Californian emergency physician writes down his experiences with the death of his father after a devastating stroke. Chris Stookey: "Though death by terminal dehydration was preferable to a drawn out death in the ICU or in a nursing home, death by dehydration was nonetheless a less than ideal way to die. My father would have preferred

Crowdfunding request for Canadian short film.
Sep 19, 2015

Based on the real life experience of the author's late father and herself, Ilanna S. Mandel wants to honour that journey, as well as support the cause of dying with dignity. Ilanna and her team request that you take a look at their campaign and view the project. If you feel comfortable with doing so, they ask that you support what they seek to achieve.

Visit the link to their project.

Petition (9000 signatures) asking for legalisation in New Zealand presented
Jul 14, 2015

End-of-Life Choice VES New Zealand has been gathering signatures on a petition to the Parliament to legalise assisted dying. Since the start in March 9000 individuals signed the petition presented by Maryan Street (one of the initiators of NZ Bill) and matt Vickers (husband of late Lecretia Seales) to the NZ Parliament. See the report of it here.

DGHS - Deutsche Right to Die Organisation - publishes Newsletter nr 3-2015
Jul 12, 2015

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben - DGHS -  published its Newsletter nr 3 of this year. An English summary can be seen here, the German Magazine here.

DGHS - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben publizierte Ihres Magazine nr 3-2015
Jul 12, 2015

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben - DGHS -  publizierte Ihres Magazine nr 3 - 2015. Ein Englishes Zusammenfassung findet man hier, die Deutsche Magazin hier.

Colombia's first legal euthanasia performed
Jul 12, 2015

On July 3, 2015 the first "legal" euthanasia was performed in the city of Pereira; a male patient suffering from cancer in his face asked for the procedure on the basis of unbearable pain and suffering, and was authorized according with Health Ministry regulations issued a few weeks ago.

Study and Report on finding alternative wording for suicide
Jul 12, 2015

An ad hoc group of men and women who are involved in the right-to-die movement grew out of the biannual meeting of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Chicago, U.S.A., September 18-20, 2014. Near the end of the conference Bill Simmons (Hemlock Society of San Diego) asked for volunteers to work with him to find a substitute for the word “suicide” when applied to people exercising their “Right to Die” (RtD) when

Dying with Dignity Victoria Newsletter Update Issue 170 July 2015
Jul 12, 2015

Dying with Dignity Victoria publishes its Newsletter Update of July 2015 (nr 170). In it amongst others news on a parliamentary committee investigation of the need to allow citizens to make their own end-of-life choices, with a report no later than 31 May 2016. You can read it here.

RELICS, a short film on assisted dying
Jul 12, 2015

After a year of festivals, just now the film Relics has been released on line. Relics is a short film about a salesman who tries to sell his miraculous cleaning machine to a sick woman and her skeptical daughter, on the day that the woman asked her daughter to help her end her own life. It's a comedy! Sort of...