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At its 194th WMA Council Session in Bali, Indonesia, the WMA, reaffirming a number of earlier resolutions and affirmations (from 1987 onwards to 2005), resolved that
· it reaffirms its strong belief that euthanasia is in conflict with basic ethical principles of medical practice, and
Elaine Feuer from Oak Park, USA, contemplates end-of-life issues after wittnessing of het mother's slow and painful death from cancer. She transferred those experiences in a book titled "To Gently leave This LIfe". It is available from her website.
Japan Society on the Right to Die with Dignity (JSDD) published its 150th, commemorative issue, to be downloaded here.
Robin Marantz Henig of the New York Times published an extensive and indepth interview with Margaret Pabst Battin titled A Life-or-Death Situation about her confrontations with right to die issues in the aftermath of the accident of her partner Brooke Hopkins 4 years ago. It shines an inspiring light on the intricacies of an issue she has been researching so extensively. An article worth reading.
Mary Gallnor (1933 - 2013), widely acknowledged and respected for her tenacious advocacy across a broad range of social justice issues, such as the Right to Die passed away, aged nearly 80 years old. She was a founding member of the South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) in 1983. She served as President for SAVES from 1992 - 2001.
Gerrit K. Kimsma (physician, philosopher and expert in end-of-life issues in NL) and Stuart J. Youngner (USA professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) together edited Physician-Assisted Death in Perspective, a comprehensive report on the Dutch experience, both in practice and in perspective of judicial processes, in Euthanasia and other Physcian-Assisted deaths. It is a unique book, since it combines
The successful theatre play "De Goede Dood" (A Good Death) has been turned into an equally successful film by Wallis Filmproductions, with support from NVVE, now available on DVD. The film was screened on a number of International Film Festivals (such as Moscow and Toronto) and received many positive credits there. The screenings made it clear that it was
There has been a number of significant changes at DWDV this year, including the move to a new office in Mitcham. They now can proudly announce that their new website is up and running, or "gone live" in the language of the internet.
www.dwdv.org.au has a new look and has been updated to be