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Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its plans for 2016
Feb 19, 2016

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its plans for 2016.

French vote for Terminal Sedation - not euthanasia
Feb 18, 2016

(AP, Jan 27) On January 27, the French Parliament (Lower house and Senate in one day only!)  approved a bill (from Claeys and Leonetti) that could let doctors keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, but stops short of legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. It would allow patients to

January 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published
Feb 18, 2016

January 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published. Read it here. The Newsletter features an extended article by George Eighmey, President of the Death With Dignity National Center, about California’s historic moment – 25 years in the making – leading up to last October when California Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law.

Oregon report 2015 published
Feb 18, 2016

In Oregon the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority published their annual report on 2015 data.  In that year 218 people received prescriptions under the provisions of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act (DWDA), compared to 155 in 2014. The Health Division received  reports of 132 people who died from ingesting the medications (105 in 2014). In the graphic below, a summary

HBO to air a show on the Right to Die
Feb 18, 2016

This Friday (January 19, 2016) HBO will air a show on international euthanasia (The Right to Die) which the VICE organization has been making for the last year: at 11:00 PM ET/PT immediately following Real Time with Bill Maher. Some HBO channels at 8.30 pm. The program will be shown throughout the world in due course.



Is Dutch euthanasia law adapted to allow dying assistance when demented?
Feb 18, 2016

Press communiqué's (a.o. Dutch News NL) have suggested that "the guidelines  for performing euthanasia on people with severe dementia have been relaxed a little". It turns out to be written assistance document for doctors and patients, emphasizing what the law already allows in situations of

WF CONFERENCE newsletter February 2016
Feb 16, 2016

The organisers of the Amsterdam meeting have published a Newsletter with most recent information of the progress. Read it here - better still go to the special website and subscribe!!

Death with Dignity National Center published its quarterly Winter 2016
Feb 11, 2016

Death with Dignity National Center published its quarterly Winter 2016. Read it by clicking here.


RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 1, 2016 published
Feb 11, 2016

NVVE published its quarterly RELEVANT, edition 1, 2016.  Read the English Summary here.  The (Dutch only) PDF can be downloaded here (illustrations).

Update on - complex - Canadian developments
Feb 10, 2016

UPDATE on Canadian developments.

Since Quebec law and Federal development interact with each other, in the scheme below it is tried to give a schematic overview; see following


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