Why are so many doctors and politicians concerned about the legalisation of 'assisted dying?' Partly, it is because they follow developments from places such as Oregon, Canada and Belgium where assisted suicide and/or euthanasia has already been legalised.

In this section you will find a wide range of reports on how well the law is working in jurisdictions which have gone down the 'assisted dying' route.

Physician-assisted suicide in California – The first data.

California has published data for the first half year of its 2016 End of Life.Options law. The ....

What news from the Golden State?

California seems to be headed in a similar direction to Oregon The report, issued this week ....

Canada and euthanasia.

Canada’s MAID law seems to be following the example of The Netherlands and Belgium The  ....

Interim report issued on Canada’s ‘Medical Assistance in Dying’ Law.

Over 800 deaths from euthanasia in first six months The Government of Canada has published an  ....

A changing pattern of death.

The Latest News from The Netherlands Offers No Reassurance In 2001 The Netherlands enacted its ....

Dutch euthanasia review committees publish 2016 report.

Deaths from euthanasia and assisted suicide in The Netherlands rise by 10 per cent The Regional ....

Euthanasia for people who have lost decision-making capacity?

Another amendment to Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity Act’ has been proposed Last ....

What news from abroad? The latest report from Oregon.

A change in the upward trend? Or just a pause? The Public Health Division of the Oregon Health ....

Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon in 2016.

Oregon publishes data relating to legalised assisted suicide in 2016 The Oregon Health Authority ....

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