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Assisted Dying

Canada Adopts Assisted Dying Law After Heated Political Debate

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's Parliament on Friday adopted a law allowing medically-assisted death for the terminally ill, brushing aside critics who wa...

Californians Now Have Right to 'Aid in Dying': How Did We Get Here?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Twenty years ago, no one in the United States could claim a right to "physician aid in dying" (also called "physician-assisted suicide"). Today, more than 52 million Americans can.

Canada Legalizes Assisted Dying, But Leaves Doctors In Dark On Rules

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.07.2016 | World

Physician-assisted dying is now legal in Canada in cases where patients have a "grievous and irremediable" illness. But because the government has yet...

Justin Trudeau's Government Introduces Assisted Suicide Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.17.2016 | World

In a long-awaited move, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced legislation on Thursday that would legalize assisted suicide fo...

How California's End Of Life Option Act Could Have Changed My Mother's Death

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Jessica Vogelsang

Instead of concentrating on my time with my mother, I spent most of it worrying. It's not the inevitability of the outcome that matters in these situations, it's the little bits of control we are given in times where so much of it has been taken away. And that would have changed so much.

Single Mom With Terminal Cancer On Why She Fought For California's End Of Life Option Act

The Doctors | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 10.09.2015 | Dr. Phil

The End of Life Option Act, which allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients, was signed into law in California o...

A Doctor Examines Mortality, Asks How He Can Help His Patients

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 08.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth A. Havey

And that is what Gawande emphasizes in this book: choice. The cases he relates are all about allowing the patient to decide: should I have another surgery when death could be less than weeks away?

Death vs. Life: One Size Does Not Fit All

Marion Leary | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

Somewhat recently a cardiac arrest survivor I helped to resuscitate was diagnosed with a terminal disease. This brought about the question, is it better to go quickly, not knowing the end is near, or is it better to have extra time on this earth, but know that you and your family may have to endure an end full of potential suffering? 

More States Consider 'Death With Dignity' Laws

Pew's Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Belgian Prisoner Wins 'Right to Die'

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Christopher Zoukis

In a case that may have implications for the treatment of prisoners worldwide, a Belgian sex offender was granted a "right to die" via assisted suicide.

Why I Considered Assisted Suicide

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

Everything had been taken from me: I could not walk more than a few steps, I could not breathe without oxygen, I could no longer play with my son or do the things I loved.