by Dr Philip Nitschke with Dr Fiona Stewart
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The Peaceful Pill eHandbook is a fully-online & regularly updated "ebook" that sets a new international standard in publishing. The PPeH is:
Online & Print editions of The Peaceful Pill Handbook is available fromfrom Exit US' Online Store
The History of the Peaceful Pill Handbook
In December 2006, the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) classified The Peaceful Pill Handbook "Restricted Class 1" (meaning it could not be sold to those aged under 18 years and must be packaged in plain wrap).
At the request of the then Australian Attorney General, Philip Ruddock & on appeal from Right to Life Australia the OFLC Review Board was asked to reconsider their classification decision.
On 25 February 2007 (2 weeks after the first print run hit the bookshops), the Review Board of the OFLC reversed their previous decision, awarding The Peaceful Pill Handbook with a "Refused Classification" (RC) rating.
The print edition of the Peaceful Pill Handbook is now banned from sale in Australia.
A heavily censored edition of the Peaceful Pill Handbook was approved for sale in New Zealand in June 2008 & may be obtained from bookstores nationally. This edition contains around 30 blacked out pages.
To read the decision of the Australian Office of Film & Literature Classification, click HERE
To read Exit Director, Dr Philip Nitschke's statement, click HERE
To read more of the history of censorship of this book visit
by Elaine Arch-Rowe
Pulished in April 2007 and authored by Exit Gold Coast Chapter Coordinator Elaine Arch-Rowe, I Bequeath the Python is the ultimate end-of-life planning guide. Written with humour and fully illustrated, Python offers tips on all manner of planning from Advance Medical Directives to funeral preferences and, of course, who gets 'the Python.'
I Bequeath the Python is a great way to get families talking about end-of-life planning, thus ensuring that no one gets the funeral they don't want and anyone wishing to donate their body to science knows exactly how to go about it.
(published by Penguin 2005 - republished January 2011)
Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill explains the philosophy behind Dr Philip Nitschke's life work at Exit International.
Part biography, part political call to arms, Killing Me Softly documents:
* historic time of the world's first right-to-die law;
* provides cutting-edge analysis of the medico-legal model which constrains the global right to die debate
* documents Exit's modus operandi; and
* lays out Exit's direction and aspirations for the future
- most specifically the 'universal model' offered by the 'Peaceful Pill' which could revolutionise voluntary euthanasia, just as the contraceptive pill transformed birt control a generation ago.
Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr Jack Kevorkian and the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalise Euthanasia
by Neal Nicol & Harry Wylie
(published by Vision Paperbacks London, 2006)
Jack Kevorkian is best known for inventing the 'suicide machine' and being an outspoken proponent of the right to die with dignity. He has revolutionised the way that the world thinks about living wills, physician assisted suicide and euthanasia.
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