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Please join us for this webinar on “The Value of Palliative Care” with Dr. Neal Buddensiek, MD on Thursday, May 19 at Noon (CST). Dr. Buddensiek will discuss why the evidence is clear that palliative care improves patient care and quality outcomes for communities. This talk will help empower you to make the case for greater investment in palliative care with
Oregon will no longer require people to be residents of the state to use its law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives via physician assisted suicide. In a settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday, March 28, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Medical Board agreed to stop enforcing
Please join us for this unique webinar on Anorexia Nervosa and Assisted Suicide: A Dangerous Association with Dr. Angela Guarda, M.D. on March 30 at Noon (CST). Dr. Guarda will discuss ethical concerns specific to the treatment of anorexia nervosa. These arise from unique characteristics of this illness and from controversy and confusion over capacity to refuse treatment, over the
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics discussion on the Minnesota Assisted Suicide Bill: Bad Medicine, Bad Ethics, Bad Law. The Assisted Suicide bill was reintroduced to the Minnesota Legislature in 2021 and was modeled after the 1994 Oregon assisted suicide law. You will hear from the following national advocates on why protecting the choices of
Check out the National Council on Disability’s report on the danger of assisted suicide laws. Oppose Minnesota’s assisted suicide bill HF 2152 which targets people who are disabled and vulnerable by contacting your legislator here. Assisted suicide is neither compassionate nor about real choice. Let’s ensure real care throughout life’s journey by not hastening death.
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