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End of Life Choices

Continuing to Learn What's Important

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I learned so much from him in my early years as a chaplain, and I was privileged to learn from him, yet again, almost 15 years later, as we talked about his dying.

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.

Dedicated to a Cause

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Last Wednesday, March 20, the Connecticut Assembly's Public Health Committee began its consideration of a bill modeled after Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. My heart swelled as I sat with them and heard the witness of these decent, altruistic, dedicated people.

Death: The Final Word?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

In spite of decades working with the dying and bereaved families, my familiarity with end-of-life choices, death and grief was now staring me in the face, reflecting the image of the woman who gave birth to me.

Good News From Kentucky!

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

The year 2011 closed with good news out of Kentucky. On Friday Governor Steve Beshear refused to approve a Louisville hospital merger that threatened patient choice.

Knowing When To Let Go And Accept Death

Andrew Kneier, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Kneier, Ph.D.

In our culture, it seems more acceptable to "rage against the dying of the light" and fight to the bitter end than to take stock of what your life has been about and to be at peace with your coming death.