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We are an
all-volunteer organization.
No funds go to salaries...or to headquarters.

We need your help with a variety of volunteer positions. If interested, leave a message at (619) 233-4418

 

Programs and activities of the Hemlock Society of San Diego (HSSD) are made possible by your membership dues and the generous donations of members and friends. Donations and memberships (tax deductible) can be sent to: HSSD, PO Box 34237, San Diego CA 92103
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Include the Hemlock Society of San Diego in your Will or Living Trust.

Thank you!

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conference - Achieving a Peaceful Death

Thanks to Everyone for making our conference a success !

You can order the conference DVD's and Planning Packets for December delivery.

Feedback from Attendees:

"A truly informative and inspiring 30th Anniversary program."

"An enlightening, superb conference. "

"Outstanding! is the word that comes to mind to describe our experience of the conference."

"It was just a fabulous conference. The speakers were so outstanding and the information was up-to-date and very well delivered. "

Upcoming Events

Bring your friends and family! - see end of this list for info on a transportation option

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Youth in Oregon
Another fine movie from our Right to Die Film series

The Hemlock Society of San Diego Logo

Sunday
Dec. 17, 2017
1:30-3:30pm

Hemlock Chat afterwards

 

Frank Langella plays a retired doctor who is unwilling to endure further treatment for a hopeless heart condition. But when he announces his intention to travel from New York to Oregon to seek legal approval to end his life comfortably, his family rebels.
Stay afterward for a spirited discussion!

Sponsor: Hemlock Society of San Diego
Location: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: Free

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Rides for Veterans and Seniors

FACT is a dial-a-ride service that operates in all 18 cities in San Diego County and serves residents 60+ years of age and people with disabilities. Until December 31, FACT will be offering veterans and a companion one free round trip per week, for any purpose, anywhere within urban or suburban San Diego. For those who are not veterans, FACT offers affordable rides: one-way fares begin at $2.50 for travel up to five miles. Currently, the first companion is free for all trips! Transportation is available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Reservations may be requested one to seven days in advance, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., weekdays, by calling (760) 754-1252 or (888) 924-3228.


Faye Girsh, Dr. Bob Uslander

Hear our President, Faye Girsh, & Dr. Bob Uslander talk about the history of the right-to-die movement on WS Radio with Drew Schlosberg.

When Hospice was created, the opposition used some of the same arguments they use today against assisted dying-
what if diagnosis is wrong, what if hospitals put people into hospice to save money....

Faye Girsh and Dr. Bob Uslander  

Have you, or a family member, asked a doctor for help with California's new law allowing aid in dying?

We are interested in hearing your story. Please contact us.

Also, the University of California San Francisco would like to talk with you (and pay you $25!). Details here.

 


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Medscape Survey PAD

More Information on Life, Death and Pain from the Medscape Ethics Report



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An assisted dying law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people suffering.
-Campaign for Dignity in Dying

 

Our speaker bureau can provide a speaker on California's End of Life Option Act, Advance Directives or other right to die issues.

Where we have spoken

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Registering Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) with CA Secretary of State

 For a small fee, you can register your AHCD with the Secretary of State's Office to ensure that, wherever you may be, your health provider will have access to it. When you register, you have the option of providing a PDF (that an officially identified health provider can then download) or indicate its location.

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Featured Articles

I'm a Christian With Stage IV Cancer. I Want Death With Dignity. by Corinne Johns-Treat. Time. August 10, 2016

New 'Instructions' Could Let Dementia Patients Refuse Spoon-Feeding. By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News. November 3, 2017

Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid in Dying. (An article about the cost) by Catherine Offord, The Scientist, Aug. 17, 2017

A Year After Assisted Suicide Became Legal in California, hurdles remain. by Paul Sisson, San Diego Union Tribune, July 2, 2017

Changing the Paradigm of Advance Directives to Avoid Prolonged Dementia by Norman Cantor, Harvard Law Blog, April 20, 2017

How to End a Life, By Nicholas Hune-Brown, Toronto Life, May 23, 2017

A Matter of Death and Life, by Wael Haddara, theWhig.com April 28, 2017

Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals 'adjust' their view of euthanasia.By Michael Cook, Bioedge April 29, 2017.

Montana's right to die law in jeopardy with new proposal. KPAX, March 1, 2017

Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter? Judge Neil M. Gorsuch's book leaves no doubt regarding his feelings. But advocates say the real battle is in state courts, not the Supreme Court. By Paula Span, THE NEW OLD AGE; New YorkTimes FEB. 24, 2017

Doctor Considers the Pitfalls of Extending Life and Prolonging Death. Haider Warraich, on his new book, "Modern Death" Fresh Air. January 30, 2017

Assisted Dying Global Report Card 2016 - Fact file by Neil Francis, Posted on Thursday 7th July 2016 on http://dyingforchoice.com/. Key finding: Approval amongst physicians seems to be consistently lower than amongst the public..

DIGNICIDE -- By William Simmons - Presentation at at the Euthanasia-2016 Conference World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies Amsterdam, May 12, 2016

Doctor Assisted Suicide:California Ban Challenged in Court -- by Howard Mintz -- San Jose Mercury News -- February 15, 2015

Assisted Suicide Now Legal in 5 States -- by Erik Eckholm -- New York Times -- February 8, 2014

Fatal Mercies -- by Frank Bruni -- New York Times -- August 10, 2013

A Plea for Assisted Suicide -- by Kayla Penokie -- August 7, 2013

Doctors Really Do Die Differently -- by Ken Murray, MD -- July 17, 2013

I Must Die, My Love, To Rid You of this Burden -- by Sarah-Kate Templeton -- London Sunday Times -- July 14, 2013

Advance Directives Are Often Not Honored -- by Michael Cook -- BIOEdge News -- June 29, 2013


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