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Relevant is the quarterly magazine of the NVVE. This is the English summary of the issue of January 2006.
Two doctors who “together” helped a patient to die, where it was not completely clear that she had asked for this, were discharged from prosecution by the Court of Appeal because of the long time (18 months!) it had taken the prosecution to do its job. Unfortunately they offered no verdict on the principle.
A doctor who administered sleeping drugs and morphine to a terminally ill patient and did not report it was acquitted of all charges. His defense was that it was Terminal Sedation and thus a “normal” medical decision which has nothing to do with euthanasia.
Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.
Law states life of terminally ill person who does not wish to continue living will not be extended artificially; health minister: ‘This is one of most important laws passed by Knesset. It represents major moral value for terminally ill and their families’
The Schiavo case and the movies 'The Sea Inside' and 'Million Dollar Baby' have reawoken interest in Right-to-Die.
The Australian organizations listed below, seeking law reform to permit patient choice for a medically assisted death, call upon Palliative Care Australia to acknowledge its responsibility to all suffering people under its care ...
The Good Euthanasia Guide: Where, What, and Who in Choices in Dying provides a well-organized compendium of the laws on assisted suicide and euthanasia internationally, a directory of right-to-die organizations and more. Order from the ERGO store website .
The Saba Medal, awarded every two years to the person or organization that has done most during that time for the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, was awarded to the Japan Society for Dying with Dignity.
Instead of having a speaker, the next meeting of Friends at the End will be a video showing of a Spanish film: "The Sea Inside" on Saturday, 18 February 2006, in Glasgow.