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Sir Keir Starmer, who was the UK Director of Public Prosecutions in 2009 when, for the first time, the Crown Prosecution Service announced the criteria for the prosecution – or otherwise — of persons who had assisted a suicide, has been elected Leader of the Labour Party in Britain. Although the action remains a possible […]

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The Encyclopedia Britannica recently asked me to name the four most important dates in my campaign for choices in dying at life’s end. This was my reply: 1980 Derek Humphry founded the Hemlock Society USA in Los Angeles, the first group in US to advocate self-deliverance and medical assisted dying at the end of life. […]

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FINAL EXIT 2020 Ebook just out A reader of the new Ebook writes: I ordered the online copy some weeks ago but only recently got around to reading it all. Congratulations! I think you have done a fine job of laying the basic information out there for people to read and learn. I am very […]

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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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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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The original publication of Final Exit in 1991 stunned the nation by offering people with terminal illness a choice on how–and when–to end their suffering. It helped thousands by giving clear instructions to doctors, nurses, and families on how to handle a patient’s request for euthanasia. In the wake of court cases and legislative mandates, […]

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Literature from Derek Humphry: Final Exit, Digital Edition eBook or paperack in the mail. Updated 25th Anniversary Edition and ‘How To Make Your Own Inert Gas Hood Kit’ 06/2019 Go to https://www.finalexit.org

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For many years people have been thinking up new ways that a legal, peaceful, swift dying can be achieved. None have tried harder than Dr.Philip Nitschke, an Australian now living in the Netherlands. Nitschke has created a 3D-printed suicide machine that allows users to administer their own death in a matter of minutes. Called Sarco, […]

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It has always been a puzzle that the UK has made no progress in choices-in-dying legislation despite many other countries have done so. Since 1936 there have about 12 attempts at law reform in the Westminster parliament — all failed. And this is supposed to be the ‘mother of democracies’! Reading the new opinion poll […]

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There is a world-wide debate about whether or not patients who are severely demented could be given doctor-assisted suicide (assisted dying). Perhaps this forthcoming court case will suggest answers. Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalization 16 years ago. The […]

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