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Annual Medical Aid in Dying Requests Consistent in Oregon, Washington

"In a new study of 3368 MAID prescriptions accumulated from 1998-2017, investigators from Oregon and Washington reported the annual rate of patients to receive a self-ingesting MAID medication prescription has increased in Washington, while remaining almost perfectly stagnant in Oregon. That said, the presence of deaths due to MAID per 1000 total deaths has increased over time in both states. Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, which permits terminally ill state residents aged [...]

August 13th, 2019|

“Alternate Endings” Documentary on HBO 8/14/19

"Alternate Endings" on HBO The coming revolution in death — and Dick Shannon’s story — is laid out with uncommon wisdom in a powerful, new HBO documentary, “Alternate Endings,” which debuts Aug. 14. Only eight states and the District of Columbia have death-with-dignity laws, but three of those states — Hawaii, Maine and New Jersey — have put their statutes on the books within the past year. And 18 other states considered such [...]

August 13th, 2019|

Mass. Lawmakers Restart Debate Over Aid In Dying For The Terminally Ill

Mass. Lawmakers Restart Debate Over Aid In Dying For The Terminally Ill "Massachusetts legislators are attempting to revive proposed legislation that has been rejected multiple times — most recently last year — that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medications to help terminally ill patients die. The most recent step in that renewed effort was an emotional hearing for both attendees and legislators at the State House on Tuesday that ran well [...]

June 30th, 2019|

Kim Callinan, CEO of Compassion & Choices Op-Ed (Oregon: The Register Guard)

Kim Callinan: Codify improved Death with Dignity Act "Opponents of medical aid in dying, an end-of-life care option that allows terminally ill adults to peacefully end their suffering, are hyperbolizing the impact of the amendment (SB 579) the Oregon Legislature approved on Wednesday to the state’s first-in-the-nation Death with Dignity law...."

June 30th, 2019|
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