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End of Life Options Bill - Signed by Governor Jerry Brown


The new law will become effective June 9

Governor Brown's Thoughts on the bill  

Frequently Asked Questions About California's New Physician-Assisted Dying Law

KPBS series: "Aid-in-Dying Law Comes to California"

New article about Peter Rasmuseen, Death with Dignity Advocate:
"This doctor helped the dying end their lives with dignity. Then he was diagnosed with cancer."

by Brooke Jarvis In The Week, excerpted from Harper's Magazine

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Upcoming Events

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Sunday,
June 19, 2016

1:30pm -3:00pm

 

Right to Die Film Festival: Harold and Maude

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

Trolley to the Library !
The green line runs every 15-20 minutes on Sundays from 12th and Imperial, through Little Italy and Fashion Valley. Click for Sunday timetable

From Santee it goes past Alvarado Medical Center, SDSU and Qualcomm Stadium.
Click here Sunday timetable

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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Sunday, July 17, 2016

1:30 pm

 

Stroke and End-of-Life Care

Speakers:
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
Cost: Free
Location: 1895 Camino del Rio South- Mission Valley. San Diego, CA

 



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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

 

California has a new version of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) effective 1/1/16

more info

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

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


Click here to see additional articles.

 

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