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  • John L’Heureux on Death and Dignity April 29, 2019
    Writer John L’Heureux describes coming down with Parkinsons, and his decision to use California's End of Life Option Act to end his life.


  • California’s Right-To-Die Law Still Has Some Kinks, Hearing Finds March 22, 2019
    By Sammy Caiola – capitol pubic radio – January 29, 2018 “Barbara Koenig, head of bioethics at the UC San Francisco, said bureaucracy can sometimes keep patients from exercising choice at life’s end. It’s a timing problem. If their disease progresses before they’re able to use the law, they may become too debilitated to qualify.” Read ...


  • What We Know About The People Who Have Used California’s Assisted Suicide Law June 25, 2018
    By Michelle Faust – laist June 25, 2018 “Dr. David Wallenstein, a palliative care doctor at UCLA Medical Center, said, “my impression is that people who tend to think in terms of aid-in-dying medications probably are people who really need — for whatever reason — to feel a sense of control.” Many of those who ...


  • I’m a doctor. Here’s what it’s like helping terminally ill patients end their lives September 21, 2017
    By Catherine Sonquist Forest – Vox, Sep 21, 2017 “Aid in dying has been legal in California for a year now. Many of my patients have been waiting for this.” Read More


  • Why few California doctors are assisting deaths for terminally ill September 22, 2016
    By Tracy Seipel – Bay Area News Group September 2016 “It’s a scene being played out throughout California, as scores of terminally ill patients are learning to their dismay — and outrage — that the state’s new aid-in-dying law comes with no guarantee of finding a doctor.” Read More


  • What I Learned Helping My Sister Use California’s New Law to End Her Life August 6, 2016
    First woman to take advantage of California’s End of Life Option Act ? Opinion Piece by Kelly Davis – Voice of San Diego, August 9, 2016 Woman describes the experience of her sister, who had ALS, taking advantage of the End of Life Option Act shortly after it became available.


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