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Recently the Dutch Euthanasia Review Committee's published their annual report. Important 2012 figures are: with 4188 reported cases the number raised with 13% compared to 2011 (3695). Looking at the details, no explanations can be found for this rise, other than that euthanasia and assisted suicide are in Netherlands more and more discussed openly in public in general and between doctor and patient in particular. Other numbers are:
Paul Spiers, co-founder of WF member Society AUTONOMY USA, died on September 11, 2013. Next to having been involved with the Death with Dignity movement (Hemlock, End-of-Life Choices, Death with Dignity National Center and of course 'his' AUTONOMY) he also was an active disability campaigner. He died in Massachussets, peacefuly in his sleep.
Hemlock San Diego publishes its Newsletter of September 2013, to be read here.
DWD Canada's Newsletter Voice for Choice (September 2013, Vol 31, no 3) has been published, giving an in-depth look at palliative care, news from Quebec and Vermont next to the normal features. Read it here.
In the scope of its 40th anniversary the 4th edition of 2013 Relevant Magazine did not have an English summary. The whole magazine was spent on historical overviews and interviews with relevant people (among which WF's Communications Director). The Dutch (only) version can be downloaded here.
The ERGO website publishes an unique list of films and video's on Right to Die issue. produced between 1939 and 2013. The list is divided into three sections (Feature films, TV Movie Drama's and TV or DVD Documentaries) and can be seen here.
Dying with Dignity Victoria DWDV published its Newsletter Update issue 163, July 2013 (winter edition), to be downloaded here .
Eli Stutsman, the lead author on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and one of the National Center's founding board members, published an informative piece in the current issue of American Bar Association's GPSolo. His article titled "Twenty Years of Living with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act" looks back at the challenges Oregon's ground breaking law faced, the progress made after the law held up to those challenges, and the current climate for the law throughout the US.
An article from Sharon Kirkey, published in the National Post Canada, reports on an interesting interview with incoming Canadian Medical Association’s President Dr. Louis Francescutti.
The Canadian Medical Association meets next week in Calgary