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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Stroke and End-of-Life Care
Stroke is in the top 5 most common causes of death in the U.S. and many persons also have a range of disabilities following a stroke. How can stroke be recognized and what can be done for strokes now? How does hospice address end-of-life care for persons with strokes?
Branko Huisa, M.D., Neurologist, UCSD Stroke Center
James Sinclair, M.D., Associate Medical Director, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care.
Sponsor: The Hemlock Society of San Diego
Location: 1895 Camino del Rio South- Mission Valley. San Diego, CA
News from the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies Conference in Amsterdam
Faye Girsh, HSSD President and founder, was given the Marilyn Sequin Award 2016 at the June World Federation Conference in Amsterdam. Here she is holding the plaque which reads "In honor of her longstanding dedication to the Right to Die, in the World and in the USA."
Girsh chaired a session at the Conference for NuTech covering the use of Nitrogen, testing drugs bought on the internet, and the new oral formula for self-deliverance.
HSSD Board member Bill Simmons gave a paper on the use of the term "dignicide" in discussing peaceful self-deliverance.
HSSD member Mary Frumkin, with Bill Simmons, served as HSSD delegates to the Conference. Girsh was a delegate from ERGO in Derek Humphry's place.
More Information on Life, Death and Pain from the Medscape Ethics Report
|An assisted dying law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people suffering.
-Campaign for Dignity in Dying
California has a new version of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) effective 1/1/16
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.
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
The Old Chestnut of Diluted Helium -- by Derek Humphry -- June 6, 2013
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