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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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Bring your friends and family! - see end of this list for info on a transportation option
Nov. 4, 2017
This all-day conference focuses on ways to achieve a peaceful death.
Distinguished Speakers: Derek Humphry, Founder of the Hemlock Society USA (1980), author of "Final Exit" speaking on the history of the Hemlock Society and the latest in do-it-yourself methods. Kathryn Tucker, J.D., Executive Director, End of Life Liberty Project speaking about what more can be done legally. Rob Jonquiére, M.D., Executive Director, World Federation of Right to Die Societies speaking on right-to-die develoments around the world. Dr. Sally Hall, M.D., retired psychiatrist, Senior Exit Guide and Member of the Medical Evaluation Committee of the Final Exit Network speaking on how the Final Exit Network can help. Teressa Vaughn, MPT, MHA, Advance Care Planner, Sharp HospiceCare speaking on Advance Directives and POLST. James Sinclair, M.D.,cCare speaking on stopping treatment/hospice. Faye Girsh, EdD, President, Hemlock Society of San Diego, speaking on Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders. Carolyn Shadle, Ph.D. speaking on Life Circle, Switzerland Bob Uslander, M.D., Integrated MD Care speaking about physician aid in dying, terminal sedation, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking.
A film by Dutch psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot with an excellent, rational discussion of planning for the end of life. Five film speakers deliver personal narratives of self-chosen and humane deaths.
Three of the speakers are loved ones of people who used the method. One is a doctor who helped someone die - under the Dutch law. The fifth is an 80 year old woman describing her analysis of the three methods with pros and cons.
Subjects include voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED), Helium, Prescription drugs, and Physician Assisted Dying.
Youth in Oregon
Another fine movie from our Right to Die Film series
Sunday Dec. 17, 2017
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!
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.
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.
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