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Waldorf Publishing announces the release (November 2014) of the new book “How Angels Die: A Confession” by Guy Blews, a true story about assisted suicide. The movie, “37: A Final Promise” based on this true story premiered in movie theatres, August 2014.
If someone you love is suffering from a debilitating illness and wants to end their life and wants you to help them do it
Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia, calling it “a sin against God the creator”. The Roman Pontiff made the statement in an address to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors . The Pope criticised the logic of what he termed “false compassion”.
The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, based at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia is producing a series of videos on human rights issues called "Have You Got That Right?" The latest episode looks at euthanasia. It begins by illustrating how most people don't even have to think about this life and death issue in their own lives. It then explains the current state of human rights law (there is no right to voluntary euthanasia but human rights law does allow it as long as certain safeguards are in place) before finishing with a scene
Medical Xpress published an article worthwhile reading, in which an overview of where and how "the Right to Die" is legalised or otherwise implemented. Read it here.
Reports, video's, presentations and pictures can be found at the link to the Chicago 2014 Conference on this site.
Brittany Maynard had been married for only a year when she was diagnosed in January with brain cancer. Her doctors at first thought she might live for ten years, but in April determined that her cancer was much more aggressive than they initially thought. Her cancer, glioblastoma
Faye Girsh, editor of the WF Newsletter, has produced a fantastic WF Newsletter with extensive reporting on the Chicago Congress, with lots of
Today, December 3, it was five years ago that the first steps towards Québec's aid in dying law were set. In an article in Le Soleil, Yvon Bureau and Ghislain Leblond write about these delightful days. The creation (unanimous!) of a Commission by the Québec government finally lead to the law. As they write:
The French National Advisory Council of Ethics (CCNE) has published a voluminous report on the end of life in October. The report found consensus on the issue of the wishes of the person, the urgency of improvements of conditions of support for the end-of-life by the health system, of the imperative obligation of the treatment of pain. In contrast, the CCNE observed