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My life as an animal
A Memoir – Adventures, Music, Animal Rights

by Andrew Tyler
published by Loop Books, Tonbridge, England
ISBN: not yet available

Excerpt: If all went to plan on April 28, 2017, I ended my life in a small village in the canton of Zurich, accompanied by officials from Dignitas. […] ‘The alternative, because of my condition, was to eke out more years without purpose’, I wrote in my letter, ‘without the work that means so very much to me, shrinking into pain, infirmity and indignity. I do not want that! I want to be free of that dread prospect...’[…] Despite the negatives, those last months were very satisfying - working on my book, taking stock of things, being content that I had a (hopefully) dignified way out. My October 2015 letter showed how clear my thinking was. In it I say that the prospect of a Dignitas-assisted death ‘...gives me great heart and a feeling of positivity. I have had a rich, varied and wonderfully fulfilling life... To be able to make choices about how it ends and exert a real measure of control would be wonderful.’

 

Wisdom from a Chair: Thirty Years of Quadriplegia
The Memoirs of Andrew I. Batavia

by Andrew I. Batavia and Mitchell Batavia
ISBN: 978-1-63491-079-8
published by BookLocker.com Inc., Bradenton, Florida, USA
first Edition, April 2016
Website (Link)

Wisdom from a Chair: Thirty Years of Quadriplegia - bookcoverAndrew (Drew) I. Batavia (1957-2003) was a disability activist, professor, scholar, and attorney who served as a White House Fellow 1990-91 and wrote regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. He was also an advocate for physician assisted dying who participated in several US court cases, including presenting an amicus brief before the US Supreme Court and the Florida State Supreme Court. This book is his memoirs, describing his remarkable life and wisdom acquired as a person with C2-3 quadriplegia, paralyzed from the shoulders down.

 

Approaching Old-Old

Author: Michael Irwin
First published June 2014 (
Link / PDF
)

 

Rambling Poem
being a Farewell Letter in Verse
to Relatives, Friends, and Acquaintances

by Nail Chiodo (pseudonym of Luigi Attardi)  www.nailchiodo.com
original in English; translation into French by Frédéric Dévé and
into Italian by Franceso Dalessandro

The booklet can be ordered from:

Edizioni Empiria
Via Bacchina, 79
00184 Roma, Italia
Tel & fax +39 058 0177 1006
www.empiria.com / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

I’ll See Myself out, Thank You
Thirty personal views in support of assisted suicide

This book contains essays which cover every aspect of the topic, from the legal and religious issue to the deeply personal experiences of patients and carers. Among the contributors are doctors, philosophers, priests, writers and politicians.

Edited by Colin Brewer and Michael Irwin
Skyscraper Publications Limited, Newbold on Stour, UK
ISBN-13: 978-0-9926270-9-6
First published 2015

 

Assisted Dying - Who Makes the Final Decision?
The case for greater choice at the end of life

“This book is dedicated to all those who have travelled to Dignitas to be given help to die. It is also dedicated to the countless other people who have suffered intolerable because they could not have that same compassionate help to die in the UK...."

Edited by Lesley Close and Jo Cartwright
Foreword by Sir Terry Pratchett
Peter Owen Publishers, London and Chicago
ISBN 978-0-7206-1014-7
First published 2014
Website (Link)

 

John's Final Journey - You can have my seat on the way back!

John Close died at Dignitas on May 26th 2003. This affectionate biography is written by his younger sister and published as an ebook to mark the tenth anniversary of his death.

Author: Lesley Mary Close
Kindle Edition, 1st edition May 2013

 

Damned if I do
The autobiography of Philip Nitschke

This book is the revealing and personal story of Philip Nitschke, physicist, medical doctor and activist – the man behind Australia’s controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words.

Authors: Philip Nitschke with Peter Corris
ISBN: 9780522861419
published September 2013, 208 pages

 

Doctor, Please Help Me Die

Tom Preston, medical doctor, presents a thorough overview and discussion of end-of-life issues and physician-assisted death in America and how most doctors fail their patients by not discussing dying with them – and by refusing to consider legal physician aid in dying ultimately deceiving the public.

Publisher: iUniverse, January 2013
ISBN-10: 1475963793
ISBN-13978-1475963793

 

Our Right To Die - Lessons for Britain from the European experience

With more than 200 British citizens having left the UK to seek medical help to die in Switzerland, British Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Davies argues for a change in the law to allow people to choose to die at home, in their own country.

Author: Chris Davies
Publisher: R. Marbrow on behalf of Chris Davies, September 2012

 

To Die Well. Your Right to Comfort, Calm and Choice in the Last Days of Life

This book brings needed hope and comfort to those who are near death and to those who attend the dying and are responsible for ensuring that a good death is possible. The book will appeal to patients, their families, and their caregivers (Journal of the American Medical Association).

Authors: Sidney H. Wanzer and Joseph Glenmullen
Publisher: Da Capo Press, 1st edition, 26 February 2008
ISBN 978-0738211633

 

Euthanasia and law in Europe

The book with an in-depth description of the legal situation in Europe

Authors: J. Griffiths, H. Weyers and M. Adams
ISBN 978-1-84113-700-1

 
 

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