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This article in The Washington Post on 11 March 2018 is the opening gambit in an important campaign to make doctor-assisted-dying more widely available. I have always supported such changes:- In Oregon, pushing to give patients with degenerative diseases the right to die by Rob Kuznia, Washington Post LOS ANGELES — Shortly after she was […]

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Here’s something we did not know until now: Since the Dutch euthanasia law came into force in 2002, Dutch doctors have helped over 49,000 people to die through euthanasia or physician assisted suicide (PAS). Although euthanasia and PAS remain criminal acts in the Netherlands, doctors are not prosecuted if the due care criteria of the […]

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Physician-assisted suicides up in the Netherlands Cases of euthanasia are reportedly on the rise in the Netherlands. A total 6,091 cases were registered last year ? a 10% rise compared to 2015. As reported by Dutch News online, euthanasia now accounts for 4% of total deaths. Meanwhile, the regional monitoring boards said the rules for […]

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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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