“Whether suffering is “intolerable,” Dr. David Grube said, “is defined by the patient. The point is the suffering is defined by the person, not by the doctor or the priest.”

Grube, 72, a retired Oregon family physician who is national medical director for the nonprofit group Compassion & Choices, spoke to an audience of about 45 people in an auditorium on the Springfield campus of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

His talk about his experience with Oregon’s 22-year-old medical-aid-in-dying law was sponsored by SIU’s department of medical humanities as part of an effort to educate local doctors, medical students and the general public. SIU hasn’t taken a stand on the issue.”

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