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As palliative and hospice care month winds down, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has posted that there is a new smartphone app for treating pain. The app, ePAL, gives patients nearly instantaneous pain management. In a clinical study of more than 100 patients, the app significantly reduced patients’ pain over standard palliative care.
Published 10 October 2018 at The Washington Times: link to original article By G. Kevin Donovan ANALYSIS/OPINION: Preventing suicide, or encouraging it? The announcement encourages residents to think about assisted suicide and offers resources which help a person pursue it, while all other organizations are trying to find ways to prevent suicide, and help those
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is a wrap and Compassion & Choices jumped on the opportunity to cite statistics from the 2016 State Fair Poll, which included a question about support for assisted suicide. The 2016 poll shows public support at around 67 percent. Naturally, advocates consistently refer to these results as a strong indicator that we
Thomas Houck of Eden Prairie called 911 on August 16th, saying that he awoke to find his wife, Linda Conrad, had committed suicide. Linda had struggled with health problems since childhood: chronic migraines, severe stomach pain, allergies. She also suffered from depression. Later, Houck admitted that he assisted her in researching methods to end her life,
Published 2 AUGUST 2018 at CTVNews.ca: link to original article By CTVNews.ca Staff An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home. Roger Foley, 42, who
In June, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and DunnMedia & Entertainment released Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death, a full-length documentary examining the long-term consequences of legal assisted suicide. Kevin Dunn, the filmmaker, travelled to the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.S., and Canada to interview patients and physicians who have been affected by these laws, both assisted suicide
Published 22 JULY 2018 at telegram.com: link to original article By Thomas E. Sullivan, M.D. Ethicists’ recommendations were not followed I am surprised, having dedicated my life to healing, that we in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association did not reach consensus at our annual meeting in Chicago recently, to ratify the
Published 16 JULY at National Review: link to original article. By Kathryn Jean Lopez “Lucas is dependent on me for everything. And it is joy. I take care of him with joy. I do it out of love.” At the same time, she was caring for her newborn son, Kristen Hanson was caring for her
Note: At the MN Alliance for Ethical Healthcare, we choose to use the term “assisted suicide” rather than the more common terms “medical aid-in-dying (MAID)” and “physician-assisted suicide (PAS)” We believe that “assisted suicide” most accurately describes the practice discussed below, because no matter who is assisting—a doctor, a family member, or an “Exit Guide“—the
If we give up the fight against assisted suicide, we will lose the fight against suicide, too. A crisis of meaning Last month we mourned fashion designer Kate Spade and television chef Anthony Bourdain, who both ended their own lives unexpectedly. These celebrity suicides have since sparked a national conversation about mental health and how