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Applications for assisted suicide have exploded in Switzerland: figures from Exit
Mar 3, 2016

Pourqoi Docteur (a Canadian blog) wrote:  EXIT Deutsche Schweiz accompanied 782 patients last year, which is 30% more than in 2014. In French-speaking Switzerland, the trend seems identical.

Summary: The German Exit Switzerland association released its figures for the year 2015: requests for assisted suicide 'exploded': 782 'cases' in 2015, which is 30% more than in 2014. Exit Suisse Romande will publish its figures later in April, but already it appears "the tendency seems identical".

Conference program
Mar 2, 2016

The Final Program is on line now, visit the special conference website here.

Andrew Denton podcasts (first 6 episodes) published
Feb 28, 2016

Andrew Denton has recently released the first 6 episodes of his "Better Off Dead" podcast. He presents the arguments in a highly persuasive way, with characteristic touches of humour throughout.

Canadian Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying publishes its report
Feb 28, 2016

The Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM) tabled its report, Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach, in the Senate today and also presented the report in the House of Commons.

Rapport du Comité mixte spécial sur l’aide médicale à mourir Canada publié
Feb 28, 2016

Le Comité mixte spécial sur l’aide médicale à mourir (PDAM) a déposé aujourd’hui au Sénat son rapport intitulé L’aide médicale à mourir : Une approche centrée sur le patient, et a présenté ce même rapport à la Chambre des communes.

Le Sénat et la Chambre des communes ont adopté des motions portant création d’un comité mixte spécial ayant le mandat suivant :

Update on USA developments from Death with Dignity National Center
Feb 28, 2016

Death with Dignity National Center published an update on the USA state of affairs. Read here about developments in California, Maryland, Colorado. New York, Hawaiï, Maine, Ohio and Utah. 

South Australia VES from now on to publish weekly Newsletters
Feb 22, 2016

South Australian VES will from now on publish a weekly Newsletter, especially for the Members of Parliament. In this Newsletter they will be informed about the different issues related to the legalisation process that is going on in the SA Parliament right now. Read it here.

South Australian VES published its November 2015 Bulletin
Feb 22, 2016

South Australian VES published its November  2015 Bulletin. Read it here.

Judges reject appeal in request for clearer Scots assisted suicide guidelines
Feb 20, 2016

Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh have rejected the appeal of severely disabled grandfather Gordon Ross, who died in January this year, to set out guidelines for anyone assisting a terminally ill friend or loved one to die.
Mr Ross, who died of pneumonia, brought a case for judicial review

TV5 Monde: Quebec, la loi sur l'aide à mourir en vigueur
Feb 20, 2016

Elle a fait couler beaucoup d’encre et suscité une vaste réflexion collective qui a soulevé
beaucoup de controverse pour finalement entrer en vigueur le 10 décembre 2015. La loi
sur "l'aide médicale à mourir" place le Québec à l'avant-garde dans ce domaine en
Amérique du nord : quel est le contenu de cette loi ? Qui peut s’en prévaloir ? Et
comment les médecins réagissent-ils ?