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Canadian Governement presents new Bill on medical assistance in dying
Apr 19, 2016

On April 14, 2016 Prime minister Justin Trudeau of Canada presented the long awaited bill (C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts [medical assistance in dying]) in Ottawa in the House of Commons for a first reading. The bill limits the medical assistance in dying to citizens and residents who are eligible to participate in the national health care system, an effort to prevent a surge in medical tourism among the dying from other countries. Under Canada’s proposed law, people

Le gouvernement Canadienne a déposé le projet de loi qui légaliserait l’aide médicale à mourir
Apr 19, 2016

Le 14 avril 2016 premier ministre Justin Trudeau du Canada a présenté le projet de loi tant attendu (C-14 Loi modifiant le Code criminel et apportant des modifications connexes à d’autres lois [aide médicale à mourir]) à Ottawa aux Chambre des communes pour une première lecture. Le projet de loi limite l'aide médicale à mourir aux citoyens et aux résidents qui sont admissibles à participer au système national de soins de santé, afin d'empêcher une montée subite dans le tourisme médical parmi les mourants dans d'autres pays.

Hemlock Florida campaigns for the right to die
Apr 10, 2016

WFRtDS member Hemlock Florida will have a booth at an event in the scope of the National Healthcare Decisions Day on Tuesday April 12 in Tallahassee (FSU College of Medicine Auditorium, 1115 West Call St), which is co-sponsored by Big Bend Hospice and the FSU Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law. The theme of this year's

Bulletin DMD Colombia nr 60 published
Apr 10, 2016

DMD Colombia published its Newsletter DMD en ConTACTO nr 60 (March 2016). Read it here (in Spanish)

Newsletter re Euthanasia 2016 Conference
Apr 10, 2016

Read the Newsletter from the Organisers of the Amsterdam Conference Euthanasia 2106 here.

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Publication from European Association for Palliative Care re euthanasia
Apr 10, 2016

In a very thorough white paper referring to the relation between Palliative Care and Euthanasia/Physician Assisted suicide, published in Palliative Care makes interesting, and important conclusions and recommendations. To read this (long but interesting) article click here.

News from Amsterdam Conference Euthanasia 2016
Apr 5, 2016

Recently a new Newsletter with up to date information (the availability of a special App!!)  was published. Read it here.

Australian Journal of Asssited Dying article on misinformation
Apr 5, 2016

Just released in the Journal of Assisted Dying is a new research article providing a forensic analysis of the current Dutch ‘Groningen Protocol’ regulation and its history, and changes in Dutch practices in regard to hastening neonatal deaths (once a rare act and now even more rare). The analysis also provides a

Death of right-to-die campaigner, Dr Libby Wilson (UK)
Mar 30, 2016

It is with great regret that Friends at the End announces that its former convener and medical advisor, Dr Libby Wilson died on 29 March in Glasgow. Libby, who would have celebrated her ninetieth birthday in July, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several weeks ago but refused any further medical treatment and died peacefully at her home in the West End of the city with her family around her.

South Australia VES' new Newsletter
Mar 23, 2016

South Australian VES published its update newsletter nr. 25 on the developments in SA. See here.