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French book on Advanced Directives published
Mar 12, 2016

Pascal Landa of AAVIVre... sa fin de vie has published a book on why and how to write your Advanced Directives. The information can be used by all but is specifically tailored for the French situation, and thus has been written in French. If you wish to procure a hard copy of the book please fill out the ORDER FORM which includes the information for wire payment.

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

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.

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.

South Australian VES published its November 2015 Bulletin
Feb 22, 2016

South Australian VES published its November  2015 Bulletin. Read it here.

Judges reject appeal in request for clearer Scots assisted suicide guidelines
Feb 20, 2016

Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh have rejected the appeal of severely disabled grandfather Gordon Ross, who died in January this year, to set out guidelines for anyone assisting a terminally ill friend or loved one to die.
Mr Ross, who died of pneumonia, brought a case for judicial review


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