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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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END OF YEAR APPEAL FOR E.R.G.O. (Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization) For 25 years ERGO has been pounding away via blogs, listserv, books, pamphlets and video for the right of terminally or hopelessly ill persons to choose when and where they die. Much progress has been made — better understanding of self-deliverance (Final Exit) and […]

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The outrageous cost of the two most effective drugs used in Medical Aid in Dying are at last being questioned by Senators and Congress reps in Washington. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader have questioned the Drug Enforcement Agency […]

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Final Exit 2020 is only available through the ERGO Bookstore. Order and download the eBook at https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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FINAL EXIT 2020 (Digital eBook Edition) Self-deliverance and assisted dying for the terminally and hopelessly ill By Derek Humphry This new version of the famous guide Final Exit has been called a suicide handbook, yet careful readers will find that it is powerfully addressed to terminally and hopelessly ill adults who have fought for life […]

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The Oregon Death with Dignity Act turns 25 today. On November 8, 1994, Oregonians voted to pass the first assisted dying law in the U.S. and the world, demonstrating their belief that terminally ill patients deserved the right to choose how they die. The historic vote came after a hard-fought campaign led by a dedicated […]

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The demographics of patients seeking medical aid in dying (MAID) seem to be similar in both Oregon and Washington, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. In a group of 3,368 prescriptions from 1998 to 2017 in Oregon and 2009 to 2017 in Washington, most patients in both states were insured, non-Hispanic white, […]

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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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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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