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Although the Canadian law for doctor assisted dying was hotly debated in 2016, when it was originally enacted, it has won broad public acceptance since then, with polls showing strong support. Through December of 2021, 31,664 Canadians have received assisted deaths. Of those, 224 who died last year were not terminally ill

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The New York Times for 19 Sept.22 has this article: Is Choosing Death Too Easy in Canada? Since the government expanded the eligibility for assisted death last year to include those with disabilities, critics have been saying there should be more checks and balances. Canada is among 12 countries and several American states where assisted […]

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NEW JERSEY SPOTLIGHT NEWS REPORTS: It’s been three years since New Jersey enacted a Medical Aid in Dying law, but only 95 terminally ill patients have chosen that path to end their lives here, so far — and they’re mostly white. A Rutgers researcher says that mirrors national statistics — which also show most people […]

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A southern city has become the first jurisdiction in China to enact legislation allowing a terminally ill patient to refuse “excessive life-saving treatment” and die with dignity and comfort. The new law in Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, which comes into effect next January 1, follows a practice common in many countries, where those with incurable […]

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Nearly 5,400 terminally ill people in the USA have used medical aid in dying laws to obtain prescription drugs to end their lives, a first-of-its kind study led by the Rutgers School of Public Health has found. About 70% of the people who used the law to die over the last 23 years were diagnosed […]

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No assisted suicide for healthy people The Swiss Medical Association (FMH) has agreed on  revised guidelines for the “Management of Dying and Death” proposed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). The guidelines will be part of the code doctors have to adhere to in the future and are as follows: The physician must […]

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Mark Fleischman, who owned legendary New York nightclub Studio 54 in the 1980s, has died by assisted suicide in Switzerland, his former business partner has said. Mr Fleischman, 82, took over the club in 1980 and ran it until 1986. He first became ill in 2016 and was left unable to walk or do many […]

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Nearly three quarters of the British public support a parliamentary inquiry into assisted dying, polling reveals today. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent were in favour of examining the impact of the law as it stands and potential changes to legislation. In the poll, assisted dying was defined as a terminally ill adult […]

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There are now 59 World Federation Right to Die Societies spread throughout 30 countries across six continents. See your national organization at https://wfrtds.org/member-organizations

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Beware Religious Restrictions: Patients and Doctors Jun 26, 2022 | Barbara Morris MD MPA Patients may not be aware that their health care system is faith-based, and rarely understand the restrictions that their health systems have implemented — until they need this care. Read more: https://thegooddeathsocietyblog

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