Tag Archives: Death With Dignity

Doctors Debate Medical Aid in Dying — Again

Are doctor's putting their own discomfort ahead of their patients' needs?

Over the past several years, a number of states have enacted legislation legalizing medical aid in dying, or physician assisted death. The salient points in each of these laws are essentially the same. They allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Wild and Precious Life” by Deborah Ziegler

Brittany Maynard's mom shares the story of her life and death

By now, almost everyone has heard the name Brittany Maynard and knows the story of her tragic death from a brain tumor at the age of 29. Brittany, who moved from California to Oregon to take advantage of that state’s … Continue reading

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Colorado Passes Medical Aid in Dying Law

Terminally ill people in Colorado will soon be allowed to end their lives

On Nov. 8, 2016, Colorado became the sixth state in the United States to allow medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients living in the state. The ballot initiative passed by an overwhelming majority, receiving two-thirds of the popular … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Good Death” by Ann Neumann

A journalist questions our laws and attitudes about end of life care

After Ann Neumann’s father died following a long illness, she felt lost. For more than a year, she traveled from city to city across the globe looking to fill the massive crater that her father’s death left. When she returned to the … Continue reading

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What Are Some Implications of the California End of Life Options Act: An Interview with Sarah Hooper: Part Two

An expert in medical-legal issues weighs in on the law

Today SevenPonds continues our two-part interview with Sarah Hooper, the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. (Read … Continue reading

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What Are Some Implications of the California End of Life Options Act? An Interview with Sarah Hooper: Part One

An expert on medical-legal issues weighs in on the new physician-aid-in-dying law

Today SevenPonds speaks with Sarah Hooper, the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. A recognized expert in … Continue reading

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