A UK story of a mother who has promised her daughter suffering from Cystic Fibrosis to help her go to Dignitas.
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This Nov edition of the national ABC Encounter program called “A Modern Death” contains very personal interviews with DWDVic Vice-President Dr Rodney Syme, DWDnsw Communications Co-ordinator, Gideon Cordover and his mother, Nica Cordover, as they discusses the details of the assisted death of Robert Cordover in 2009.
Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip Dilbert writes:
"I hope my father dies soon. And while I'm at it, I might want you to die a painful death too.
I'm entirely serious on both counts.
My father, age 86, is on the final approach to the long dirt nap (to use his own phrase). His mind is 98% gone, and all he has left is hours or possibly months of hideous unpleasantness in a hospital bed. I'll spare you the details, but it's as close to a living Hell as you can get.
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This is a shortened 11 minute video of Ana's interview
Dying with Dignity NSW was invited to interview Ms Aina Ranke on the 18th of September 2013. Aina talks candidly about living with a degenerative neurological disorder and her desire to end her suffering.
This is an extended 39 minute video that gives more information
A CANADIAN microbiologist who reassured a frightened nation during the 2003 SARS crisis has ignited a controversial debate with a posthumous plea for assisted suicide. Read article » ...
As Tasmanian MPs debate a bill that would allow people to voluntarily choose to have their life ended, Ten's The Project looks at some people personally affected by the euthanasia debate with personal stories of support for the bill from James McKay and the late Paul Fletcher.
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While the Tasmania Parliament debate a private members bill (co-sponsored by Premier Lara Giddings and Greens leader Nick McKim), which will allow terminally ill Tasmanians to end their lives with assistance, many Australians keenly await the result. One of these Australians is Barbara Harling, who is suffering from motor neurone disease. She hopes the new laws will allow her to end her own suffering.
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WENDY Artis said she never saw her dad cry until the weeks before his death. Bedridden in his Longford home with terminal cancer, Cyril Waddington pleaded with his daughter to help him die. Mrs Artis refused, but not without temptation.
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As a psychologist, I occasionally see severely depressed individuals intent on ending their lives. In these situations I pull out all stops to ensure their safety, including arranging hospitalisation if necessary. I know their perceptions are skewed by black thoughts and feelings of hopelessness, and that these will change following successful treatment. While depression is transient, death is permanent, and suicide from treatable mental illness is indeed a tragedy.
Aina Ranke on the day before she took Nembutal, known as the ''peaceful pill''. Photo:SMH article
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