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If you are interested in knowing more about how assisted dying is conducted in the Netherlands, go to this site web site of Royal Dutch Medical Association: Viewpoints and guidelines euthanasia (in English): +KNMG position paper: The role of the physician in the voluntary termination of life +Guidelines for the Practice of Euthanasia and Physician […]

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The next World Federation of Right to Die Societies Congress will take place from 11 – 14 May 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.The conference will be hosted by NVVE, the Dutch right-to-die society. The conference title is “Euthanasia 2016 – Professional challenges.” Visit the special website for regularly updated, further information: www.euthanasia2016.org

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World euthanasia conference in Amsterdam in May next year The international euthanasia conference, Euthanasia 2016 will take place on May 11-14, 2016, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The World Federation of Right to Die Societies has requested the NVVE to organize this biennial international conference. Hosting the conference means the opportunity for the NVVE to share […]

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Doctors in the Netherlands assisted 4,829 people to die in 2013, representing a 15% percent increase over 2012. The vast majority of cases involved patients suffering with cancer or unbearable pain, according to a report published by the five regional review committees. The report outlined how doctors working in 2013 performed the euthanasia procedure in […]

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The number of people opting to die by euthanasia [in the Netherlands] rose by 13% last year to 4,188, according to the five regional committees charged with ensuring the legal conditions for assisted suicide are met. Euthanasia requests have risen steadily since 2006 when 1,923 people applied for assisted suicide. Researchers have been unable to […]

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A new position paper just published by the Dutch Physicians Association (KNMG) says unbearable and lasting suffering should not be the only criteria physicians consider when a patient requests euthanasia. The KNMG says the new guidelines will clarify the responsibilities, possibilities and limitations that physicians have within the regulations of the 2002 euthanasia law (Termination […]

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Dutch people over 70 years of age who feel tired of life should have the right to professional help in ending it, a citizens’ initiative in the Netherlands calling itself “Out of Free Will” demands. It will start collecting signatures in support of this proposed change in Dutch legislation, hoping to place the matter firmly […]

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In 2008 the Dutch controlling committees received 2331 declarations of which 2146 were cases of euthanasia, 152 cases of assisted suicide and 33 cases of a combination of the two.

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Euthanasia still a taboo for mental patients – even in the Netherlands “People suffering from an incurable mental disease have the same legal right to euthanasia as physically terminally ill patients in the Netherlands, but they almost never get it.” Practitioners reviewed the situation of mental patients and euthanasia at a symposium organized by the […]

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Liberty and Death A manifesto concerning an individual’s right to choose to die In a spirit of compassion for all, this manifesto proclaims that every competent adult has the incontestable right to humankind’s ultimate civil and personal liberty –- the right to die in a manner and at a time of their own choosing. Whereas […]

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