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How Can Cannabis Help Those at the End of Life?:An interview with Dress Wedding and Kelly Quirke of Harborside Health Center, Part One
Documentary Film Review: “Indestructible,” Directed By Ben Byer:Ben Byer chronicled his experience with ALS and his worldwide search for a cure
“Ooh Child” by The Five Stairsteps:The Burke family soul band, named by their mother for the way they stood in group photos, promised a better life in complicated times.
Tag Archives: Death With Dignity Act
Refusal to participate leaves patients without access to end-of-life options
Twenty years ago, the state of Oregon implemented the nation’s first Death with Dignity Act. This state legislation provided a physician-prescribed, end of life option for terminally ill individuals. In the 20 years following, five other states and the District of … Continue reading →
Brittany Maynard's illness is terminal, but she wants to die on her own terms
When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard chooses to end her life next month, she won’t be filed under suicide statistics. That’s because she isn’t committing suicide. Maynard is one of many who have elected to end their lives to avoid the excruciating pain … Continue reading →
Assisted dying opens a difficult question on whether we should choose our own deaths or facilitate others'
Should someone with terminal illness, chronic pain or an otherwise severely compromised quality of life have the right to choose the time of his or her own death? How should they decide? Who should help them? How should they do … Continue reading →
Book Review: “Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying.” by Derek Humphry
A useful guide for terminally ill and dying patients, their loved ones and the physicians willing to risk their careers to help them die with dignity
As a guide, Final Exit by Derek Humphry blends many styles of writing to advise terminally ill people who want to die with dignity and those who support and take care of them. Final Exit is part instruction manual, part memoir. … Continue reading →
This week they debate a bill similar to Oregon and Washington state ballot initiative laws
Before the Vermont legislature is set to adjourn Saturday, the Senate is still uncertain whether it will pass aid-in-dying legislation, modeled after Oregon’s and Washington state’s Death with Dignity laws approved via ballot initiatives (rather than in legislation). Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin … Continue reading →
The End-of-Life Debate Heats Up
A new front in the so-called culture wars may well be forming. All the factors are there: a vast disparity of opinions reinforced by geographic and cultural segregation, passionately-defended religious mores pitted against the social and economic motives of those … Continue reading →