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Livre en Français sur Directives Anticipées publié
Mar 12, 2016

Pascal Landa de AAVIVre... sa vie de vie a publié un livre décrivant pourquoi et comment rédiger vos Directives Anticipées. Le contenu est adapté à la situation en France et uniquement disponible en Français.

Canadian euthanasia pioneer choose to die in Switzerland
Mar 3, 2016

The founder of Right to Die Society of Canada, John Hofsess, died on Monday. John died on February 29, 2016, as planned, in Basel, Switzerland. At age 78, he had been diagnosed with two terminal illnesses and an unstable heart. Prior to his death, John wrote

Les demandes d'aides au suicide ont explosé en Suisse: Chiffres de l'association Exit
Mar 3, 2016

Pourquoi Docteur (blog de Canada) a écrit: En Suisse alémanique, l'association Exit a accompagné vers la mort 782 patients l'an dernier, c'est 30 % de plus qu'en 2014. En Suisse romande, la tendance semble identique.

Resumé: L’association Exit Suisse alémanique a rendu public ses chiffres pour l’année 2015 : les demandes d’aides au suicide « ont explosé » : 782 « cas » en 2015, soit « 30% de plus qu’en 2014 ». Exit Suisse romande devrait publier ses chiffres en avril, mais déjà « la tendance semble identique ».

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.