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Dying With Dignity

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Garry Rodgers

Let's face it. We're all going to die. You. Me. Our parents. Our children. Friends. Neighbours. Co-workers. Even our pets. It makes me wonder why we...

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Getting the Freedom to Die

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

If we as a country believe that people have personal autonomy over their own bodies, we should also recognize that it is everyone's independent choice as to when their life should end.

Thoughts On Mercy and Suicide

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

When I think of mercy, I think of receiving undeserved or unmerited kindness or treatment. A merciful act is one that reconnects us to humankind -- reminds us that we belong.

David Lohr

Man Who Allegedly Attacked Sick Mom With Machete Wanted 'No Suffering' | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Authorities in Minnesota are investigating the Mother's Day death of Barbara Howard, a 68-year-old woman allegedly attacked by her machete-wielding so...

New Orleans Coroner Rules Post-Katrina Death Unclassified

Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheri Fink

The Orleans Parish coroner concluded he couldn't determine the cause of death for Jannie Burgess, a patient in New Orleans who was repeatedly dosed with morphine after her hospital lost power in Katrina.