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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 [...]

2019-08-13T19:34:45-05:00August 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 — [...]

2019-08-13T19:25:06-05:00August 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 [...]

2019-06-30T14:54:48-05:00June 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...."

2019-06-30T14:51:55-05:00June 30th, 2019|

“It’s a beautiful law, a helpful law, a psychologically comforting law.”

Watch this video of Californian Ray Perman from the Chicago Tribune.  "Faced with terminal illness, man chooses end-of-life option." This powerful, moving and informative piece on the Chicago Tribune website on April 4, 2017, features Ray Perman, a 64 year-old Californian suffering with advanced metastatic prostate cancer.  A longer article appeared in the Tribune print [...]

2017-07-28T16:43:35-05:00July 28th, 2017|

The End — A Parting Gift — The Death and Life of John Shields

Front-page New York Times story makes clear the overwhelming importance of medical aid in dying Here's another major milestone for our movement:  the publication of a very long (more than six full newspaper pages) front-page story in the New York Times on Sunday, May 25, 2017, profiling John Shields, a distinguished Canadian dying from amyloidosis, [...]

2017-07-28T16:33:41-05:00July 28th, 2017|

Truth In Treatment: A New Movement to Improve End of Life Care

The video of our program on March 20, 2017, "Truth In Treatment", featuring Kim Callinan of Compassion & Choices, state representative Robyn Gabel and former state rep Julie Hamos, is now available on our YouTube channel.  Check it out -- it's a really fascinating explanation of how we can take control of our own end-of-life [...]

2017-07-28T16:19:35-05:00July 28th, 2017|
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