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2012-07-09 23:00:21

National disability rights organization´s video stories are dispatches from people with disabilities who report from the frontlines of healthcare, highlighting the need for best practices in ACA implementation. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) announces release of a new video series, Healthcare Stories, as part of its ongoing campaign for healthcare justice for people with disabilities, many of whom will only benefit fully...

2012-05-29 10:04:27

“What people are afraid of is dying badly rather than actually dying”. Iñaki Olaizola has observed how Basque society feels about euthanasia and the process of dying, and how the perception has changed since the 1970s. For this purpose, he interviewed all kinds of people and has been able to conclude that the fear of dying badly is widespread. In his thesis, defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), he stressed the need to guarantee a dignified...

2011-11-15 20:08:09

A report commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, and published today in the journal Bioethics, claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision, while on both a personal and a national level insufficient plans and policies are made for the end of life. End-of-life decision-making is an issue wrapped in controversy and contradictions for Canadians. The report found that most people want to die at home, but few do;...

2011-06-16 15:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, passed with a vote of 191-1. It marks the first time the full body of bishops has issued a statement devoted to this issue. The full text of the statement will be available online at www.usccb.org/toliveeachday, along with...

2011-06-03 13:43:55

Jack Kevorkian, who helped over 100 people commit suicide, died early on Friday at the age of 83. Mayer Morganroth, Kevorkian's attorney and friend, said he died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart problems. The Detroit Free Press said Kevorkian died from a blood clot that was lodged in his heart. Kevorkian, a pathologist, was focused on death and dying before he ignited a polarizing national debate over...

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