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Belgian ADMD published its new Bulletin, nr 133. Read it here (in French only).
ADMD Belgique a publié son Bulletin no 133. Lisez ici.
ABC News reports (October 22, 2014) that Dr Rodney Syme again was questioned by the police over the death of Steve Guest, a man dying of oesophageal cancer. See our earlier publication about his confession to have prescribed Steve Guest "a sufficient quantity of Nembutal
Yvon Bureau, Travailleur social et Consultant bénévole pour un mourir digne et libre en Québec a écrit une lettre a son père. Lisez ici.
At the WF Conference in Chicago Laura Belli informed the audience about the state of the art in Argentina concerning dying with dignity. On May 9, 2012 the Law No. 26742, known as the “Dignified Death” law was enacted (read the English version here). The public debate that led to the promulgation of the law began a year before due to two relevant cases that caught the attention of the media.
Following our earlier publication on the passing of Jean Davies today the Sunday Times published a front page article on her death: she starved herself to death. Four weeks into her fast, Jean Davies, 86, told The Sunday Times: “It is hell. I can’t tell you how hard it is. You wouldn’t
SAVES (South Australia) published its November 2014 Bulletin . You can read it here.
Until now all UK health care professionals faced a greater chance than others of being prosecuted for helping people to die because of the trust their patients placed in them. But Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said a special deterrent would now only apply to
The story of Peter Short – an Australian top executive – we published about some weeks ago (see Australian top executive addresses his colleagues on dying with dignity), will be made into a feature film documentary. Whilst the film will be set in Australia, it will tell a very personal story that will resonate with people around the world and
CBC News reports extensively on the ‘wrenching’ debate at the Supreme Court of Canada over questions like whether starving oneself is a viable alternative to having a doctor help someone die. On October 15, 2014 the Court deliberated once again over whether the ban on doctor-hastened death should be struck down for all Canadians, and whether provinces and territories are constitutionally entitled to enact, as Quebec has done, laws permitting doctors to help patients kill themselves.The landmark case involves two B.C. women, Gloria Taylor and Kay Carter.