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It’s interesting that suddenly the UK police are asking for a reform of the law forbidding assisted dying. There have been about a dozen attempts to change the law since l936 and all failed. Britain lags behind many other countries which have approved careful, thoughtful death with dignity laws. The Police and Crime Commissioner for […]

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A book just published you might consider ordering from Amazon books. The title seems self explanatory! O, LET ME NOT GET ALZHEIMER’S, SWEET HEAVEN! Why many people prefer death or active deliverance to living with dementia (paperback) By Colin Brewer MD [I’ve seen an advance copy; it is very informative and also has an Advance […]

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Two new books of interest, both by psychiatrists who believe in the philosophy of assisted dying when desired and appropriate: “A Dignified Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die” by Lewis Mitchel Cohen, MD. Hardback. (Rowman & Littlefield, NY 2019) +++++ “O, Let Me Not Get ALZHEIMER’S Sweet Heaven! Why Many People Prefer Death or […]

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Published annual reports from the Oregon Health Authority and Washington State Department of Health that ranged from 1998 to 2017 in Oregon and from 2009 to 2017 in Washington show some interesting facts about how the law is used. They found that 2,558 – 76% – of the 3,368 written prescriptions resulted in patients’ deaths, […]

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After the publication of ‘Final Exit‘ in l991, it was often used by writers to illustrate their works, particularly TV. Wikipedia’s entry on the book lists 11 such instances Book still selling consistently in 2019. It has never won any prizes — but I suppose you wouldn’t expect that a how-to book on dying well […]

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Good Life, Good Death — YouTube video Derek Humphry • 4.6K views The writer Derek Humphry talks about his memoir, ‘Good Life Good Death’. 4 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFinalExit

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Amazon Books today ordered 9 copies of ‘Jean’s Way’ – a memoir I first published in l978 !! I’ve never changed a word of it through all the editions. The book has come to memorialize Jean’s courage in the face of death at age 42. ‘Jean’s Way: A Love Story’ is also available on Kindle.

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To obtain the newly-updated edocument (pdf download) “How to make your own inert gas hood kit” go to https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store The separate advantages of both helium and nitrogen are discussed. There is nowhere in the world that such a kit can be found. So it’s strictly D I Y. This is an ERGO publication, written by […]

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The chairman of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, Sean Davison, has narrowly escaped a prison sentence after being accused of ‘murdering’ three friends who were in advanced terminal illness and wished to die quickly. The accusations were brought in Sean’s homeland, South Africa, which has made no progress in improving laws on […]

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The Hastings Center has announced a significant research project: ‘Dementia and the Ethics of Choosing When to Die’ will focus on basic issues surrounding an individual’s ability to exercise end of life choices when suffering from dementia. Here’s a one significant paragraph extract from the announcement: In 2018, 5.7 million Americans were living with dementia. […]

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