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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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California Department of Health Releases 2016 End of Life Option Report
191 Californians received prescriptions for period June 9, 2016, and December 31, 2016.
Click to see full report.

Upcoming Events

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Medical Aid in Dying Law in California – One Year Later

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Sunday, July 16

1:30-3:30pm

Hemlock Chat Afterward

 

Join us as experts discuss California's End-of-Life Option Act in hospice.

Our Distinguished Speakers:

Bob Uslander, MD


Dr. Bob Uslander, MD. Dr. Bob is dedicated to helping people live with joy, and without fear and struggle, at any stage of life and especially in the face of challenging or terminal illness.

Dr. Flora Danque, M.D., Medical Director, Apreva Hospice
Dr. Glenn Panzer, M.D., Medical Director, Elizabeth Hospice
Dr. Karl Steinberg, M.D., Medical Director, Hospice by the Sea
Dr. Lynette Cederquist, MD, UCSD (Dr. Cederquist has had to cancel, we are seeking another UCSD speaker).

Sponsor: Hemlock Society of San Diego
Location: Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: Free

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An Act of Murder

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Sunday, August 20

1:30p

Hemlock Chat Afterward

 
An Act of MurderA stern hard-liner judge with little mercy has a moral dilemma when his wife is diagnosed with an incurable and painful illness.
This 1948 American film noir crime film features Fredric March as the husband/judge.

Sponsor: Hemlock Society of San Diego
Location: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, Next to Ikea
Cost: Free

 

 

 


Trolley to the Library !
The green line runs every 15-30 minutes on Sundays from 12th and Imperial, through Little Italy and Fashion Valley.From Santee it goes past Alvarado Medical Center, SDSU and Qualcomm Stadium.
Click here timetables

The Mission Valley Library is about 100 feet from the Fenton Parkway stop, the walk is ADA compliant.
Click here for the trolley map

Click here for map
to library from Fenton Parkway trolley stop

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What To Do With the Body

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Sept. 17,
1:30-3:30pm

Hemlock Chat Afterward

 

Speaker: Keith Larson, UCSD Body Donation Program

Sponsor: Hemlock Society of San Diego
Location: Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: Free

 

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  


Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA)
Awareness of Death and Personal Mortality: Implications for Anthropogeny

To see the complete list of individual presentations, and links to the videos, on the CARTA site,
click here and click on the talk of interest.


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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

Contact the Hemlock Society of San Diego

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

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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