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This Friday (January 19, 2016) HBO will air a show on international euthanasia (The Right to Die) which the VICE organization has been making for the last year: at 11:00 PM ET/PT immediately following Real Time with Bill Maher. Some HBO channels at 8.30 pm. The program will be shown throughout the world in due course.
Press communiqué's (a.o. Dutch News NL) have suggested that "the guidelines for performing euthanasia on people with severe dementia have been relaxed a little". It turns out to be written assistance document for doctors and patients, emphasizing what the law already allows in situations of
(AP, Jan 27) On January 27, the French Parliament (Lower house and Senate in one day only!) approved a bill (from Claeys and Leonetti) that could let doctors keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, but stops short of legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. It would allow patients to
January 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published. Read it here. The Newsletter features an extended article by George Eighmey, President of the Death With Dignity National Center, about California’s historic moment – 25 years in the making – leading up to last October when California Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law.
Death with Dignity National Center published its quarterly Winter 2016. Read it by clicking here.
ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 137-138. NB in French only. Read it here.
Jung Min-ho from The Korea Times reported on the passing of the "well dying" bill, which will come into effect in 2018. Although it limits doctors actions to giving the right to patients to refuse treatments, it is a first step towards more humanity in dying for terminally ill people. Read the whole article here.
JAMA - the Journal of American Medical Association - spent a great part of their January 19 issue on the end-of-life issue! Although it can only be read when subscribed, it is interesting to see so many pages, written by so many well known authors (Timothy Quill, Atul Gawande, Harvey Max Chochinov to name a few) spent on a subject you do not directly expect to find in such a place. See the content here.