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April 9, 2017
Right to Die Film Festival - Critical Care
Note non-standard DATE - due to Easter, our meeting will NOT be held on the third Sunday this month.
Critical Care, a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet, is a satire about American medicine and keeping patients alive, including the role of insurance. Our movies don't usually make you laugh but this one should. R rated ! The film is about a doctor who finds himself involved in a fight with two half sisters over the care of their ailing father. With Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, and Albert Brooks !
Sponsor: The Hemlock Society of San Diego
Location: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA (next to IKEA)
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
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.
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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