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June 30, 2022

New Essentials Peaceful Pill eHandbook

The New Essentials Peaceful Pill eHandbook was published 30 June 2022.

This new edition represents a complete re-write & condensation of the best-selling Peaceful Pill eHandbook.

The Essentials has been 6 months in the writing by the authors, Drs Philip Nitschke and Fiona Stewart.

The aim of the re-write was to ensure the New


June 25, 2022

Italy’s First Assisted Suicide

How Federico became Italy’s First Assisted Suicide, reports the New York Times

NYT, Elisabetta Povoledo

ROME — For more than a year, media reports kept Italians up to date on the travails of a 44-year-old man known only as “Mario” as he sought to end his life through physician-assisted suicide.

Paralyzed 12 years ago in …



May 22, 2022

The Swiss Option Just Got Harder

The Swiss Option Just Got Harder in what some say is a veiled attempt to stop foreigners having a VAD in Switzerland.

This week the Swiss Medical Association (SAMS) tightened its grip over when and how Swiss doctors can provide assisted suicide.

While, from a legal point of view, anyone in Switzerland can provide assisted …


May 7, 2022

With Artificial Intelligence Assisted Suicide is Ripe for Disruption

NeoLife reports that with With Artificial Intelligence Assisted Suicide is Ripe for Disruption.

Now that she is semi-retired, Sally Curlewis, 73, from New South Wales, Australia, works in retail a couple of mornings a week and spends her afternoons taking care of her five grandchildren. She jokes that her husband of 52 years loves the …


April 22, 2022

The 10 strangest artefacts in Australian museums – sorted

The Guardian, Charmaine Manuel

A few months after the pandemic was declared and the cultural life of our cities came to a halt, museum curators around the world started posting their collections on social media in a #curatorbattle started by the Yorkshire Museum. The weekly challenges unearthed #sassiestobject, #fantasticfakes, #mysteryobjects and even the #bestmuseumbum.

But it was really #creepiestobject …


April 3, 2022

Oregon ends residency rule for medically assisted suicide

Oregon ends residency rule for medically assisted suicide and so will no longer require people to be residents of the state to use its law allowing terminally ill people to receive lethal medication, after a lawsuit challenged the requirement as unconstitutional, reports Associated Press.

In a settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Portland …


March 29, 2022

THE inventor of a controversial suicide pod

THE inventor of a controversial suicide pod says ‘DEATH POD I invented a ‘suicide machine’ – and I might even use it one day’.

“Dr Death” – real name Dr Philip Nitschke – made headlines last year after claiming his Sarco capsule could be used in Switzerland from 2022, allowing those who are seriously sick …


March 27, 2022

Palliative Care Doctor & Nurse die in Switzerland

Palliative Care Doctor & Nurse die in Switzerland

Joint Statement Exit-Pegasos – Sisters Dr Lila Ammouri & Susan Frazier

Joint Statement Exit-Pegasos – Sisters Dr Lila Ammouri & Susan Frazier

Sisters Lila Ammouri 54, and Susan Frazier 49, from Arizona, US travelled to Basel Switzerland and died at the Pegasos clinic in Liestal on February …


March 20, 2022

Acclaimed Writer Annah Faulkner Leaves Literary Suicide Note

Acclaimed Writer Annah Faulkner Leaves Literary Suicide Note

Annah Faulkner’s final non-fiction writing in the form of her suicide note is poignant, thought-provoking, life-affirming and tragic.

It tells of a plea for the rational elderly to be better understood and respected in their end-of-life decision making.

To read Annah Faulkner is to understand the work