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Death with Dignity: Lack of Access Biggest Issue

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

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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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