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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 ...
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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’
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.
A five-person committee of the local parliament has been examining the issues of passive and active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide; its report is due soon.
he number of euthanasia cases has dropped over the past few years, though the number of terminal patients receiving palliative sedation has increased.
There is an initiative of drug company Multipharma, which has decided to make available in all its pharmacies a pack containing all the products a doctor would need in carrying out an approved euthanasia.
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.