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The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) should be phased out in England, an independent review is expected to say. It can offer a peaceful and dignified death but there have been problems with its implementation, the government-commissioned review is set to say. Health officials said the review was expected to recommend the LCP should be phased out within six to 12 months. BBC News today announced the government has ordered hospitals to carry out immediate reviews of their practices and announced the Liverpool Care Pathway will be phased out.The LCP was
The "Film by the Sea" Festival (September 13-22, in Vlissingen (NL), will screen a large number of films in the category Cure and Care. The top 10, chosen from a longlist of 140 films, is headed by Mar Adentro from Alejandro Amenábar (2004). Other listings are:
As is obligatory according to the Washington Death with Dignity Act, the State's Health Department published the 2012 numbers. Main results are that 121 people applied and received medication in 2012. Of those
According to a newspaper editorial (The Star of Toronto) Ontario politicians of three (!) parties seem to agree on a serious debate on palliative care and assisted suicide, following Quebec's example. The editorial can be read here.
Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its July 2013 ('winter') Newsletter, to be read here.
The Stratford Festival (Stratford, Canada - 'near' Toronto) this year (July 6 - October 21) also screens a number of special events, which may be of interest to people interested in the Right to Die. DWD Canada pays attention to this in their blog. The events are
After the successful biennial in Rome, and following a first visit as formal INGO delegates to Strasbourg, RtD-Europe President Aycke Smook reports on the results.
Final Exit Network published their new Newsletter (July 2013 - the Summer Edition), paying attention and tribute to Jerry D. Dincin, FEN's former President who passed away on March 26 this year, aged 82.
Although a majority of France's National Ethics Committee (8 out of 17!) advised him NOT to let doctors help the terminally ill to take their lives, President Francois Hollande reaffirmed his aim to legalise voluntary euthanasia. He announced a national debate on the issue within a couple of months, and promised his government would submit a bill in Parliament,