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Fact sheets

Advance Directives

Living Wills in the UK

 

Assisted Dying

Assisted Dying and the USA
Adapted from VES –The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

 

Assisted Suicide

Oregon 2000 report on assisted dying

Edito Sobel

The “good death”, an ideal within our grasp

An example of assisted suicide

 

Australia

Voluntary Euthanasia in Australia and the Netherlands
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Australia
From the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

 

Comfort Care

Comfort & Palliative Care

 

DNR – Do Not Resuscitate Orders

American Medical Association DNR Orders

British Medical Association Doctors Want Rule Change on Resuscitation
Source: News Article from The Times, UK

 

Double Effect

Double Effect
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Timothy Quill on the Rule of Double Effect

Dutch Euthanasia Law

Law text in English can be found here

Euthanasia

Euthanasia Fact Sheet
Helga Kuhse, BIOETHICS NEWS, July 1992

Euthanasia Fact Sheet
South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia

Dutch Euthanasia Law Guidelines
November 2000

Euthanasia and the World
Adapted from VES –The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

Explanation of the Dutch Law

 

Euthanasia, Responses to Arguments Against

Brief Answers to Five Objections
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Fear of Abuse Objection
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Case Against Voluntary Euthanasia
Adapted from VES –The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

 

Euthanasia, The Case for

The Case for Voluntary Euthanasia
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Case for Voluntary Euthanasia
Adapted from VES UK

 

Euthanasia, World Practices

Voluntary Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Prior to 2000
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Voluntary Euthanasia in the Netherlands – A Research Update
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Choices when Dying 2003
Globally, various positive developments have happened this year to obtain choices for a dignified death, according to the World Federation of Right to Die Societies (an international non-governmental organization with 38 member societies in 23 countries, from Australia to Zimbabwe).

 

Hippocratic Oath

The Hippocratic Oath
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

What about the Hippocratic Oath?
Adapted from VES –The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

 

Hospice

Hospice Description & History

 

Medical Futility

Futility

 

Netherlands

Voluntary Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Prior to 2000

Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Voluntary Euthanasia in the Netherlands – A Research Update
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Dutch law on Termination of life on request and assisted suicide (complete text)
The complete text of the Dutch law on euthanasia as entered into force on April 1st, 2002.

 

Opinions on Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Medical Opinion in South Australia
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Nursing Opinion in South Australia
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Public Opinion in South Australia
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Medical Opinion in the UK
Adapted from VES –The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

Public Opinion in the UK about Euthanasia
Adapted from VES –The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

Training in Issues around Assisted Suicide for the Faculty of Medicine
Motion in Swiss parliament submitted by Anne-Catherine Menétrey-Savary

 

Oregon

Oregon’s Doctor Assisted Suicide Law
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Oregon 2000 report on assisted dying

State Law Influences State End of Life Care

Attitudes of Oregon Psychologists Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.
Fenn and Ganzini, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, June 1999.

 

Slippery Slope

Background on the Slippery Slope Argument

The Slippery Slope Objection
Adapted from SAVES — South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society

A Rebuttal to the Slippery Slope Argument
Adapted from VES –The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

 

Terminal Sedation

Terminal Sedation

“A Story of Terminal Sedation”

Patient Refusal of Nutrition and Hydration
Ira R. Byock, American Journal Hospice & Palliative Care, March/April 1995.

 

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