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Right To Die or Right To Choose?

An Important End of Life Question A provoking conversation with NPR’s host Diane Rehm about her husband’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease. When John Rehm could not legally receive medical aid to die comfortably, he followed his doctor’s suggestion and starved himself to death. The experience set Rehm on a path to better understanding medically assisted death and the right to die, which is only legal in a handful of states. Rehm is also preparing to retire this fall, after she turns 80. Her new book is “On My...

Posted by on May 5, 2016

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End-of-Life Conversations: Difficult for Doctors Too

We all know end-of-life discussions are difficult for families.  We recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day to bring awareness to advance care planning and encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.  And the urgency for these end-of-life conversations is sooner rather than later. Doctors Struggle With End-of-Life Discussions NPR presents an article that tells the other side of the story: the struggle for the doctors that...

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

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