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Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 162; English excerpt can be read here.
August 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published - to be read here.
The Leonetti/Claeys End-of-Life law came into force this month. The text was adopted in February 2016, after several years of debate and creates new rights for patients at the end of life. The End of life Act completes the Leonetti law which, since 2005, grants a right to let to die and gives the possibility to terminate therapeutic persistence. This law however does not deal with legalising active euthanasia or assisted suicide. Patients get two possibilities: firstly, a right to "deep and continuous sedation until death", i.e. a right to fall asleep before dying without suffering. A patient with a serious and incurable disease
D2KDay (Dying to Know Day) is officially celebrated on August 8th each year in Australia.
Minister of State for Innovation John Halligan says he believes in assisted suicide and would help someone if they were terminally ill and in pain. The Independent Waterford TD has written an assisted suicide Bill which he hopes will be introduced shortly. “The objective of the Bill is that people who are terminally ill, who will die within six months, who are going through
AAVIVRE... de fin de sa vie a publié la brochure « Le Fascicule de Sûre-vie » Il fournit des informations très bien écrites, par exemple quelles sont les mesures à prendre quand on veut décider pour vous-même. La brochure peut être commandée de AAVIVRE... sa fin de Vie et est disponible uniquement
ADMD-B publishes its Newsletter no 140 (in French only).
ADMD-B a publié sa Bulletin no 140 (en Francais).