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Assisted Dying Around the World

Jan. 17, 2021. This program explained laws and practices of Voluntary Euthanasia and briefly reviewed Assisted Dying practices in some countries around the world.

Dementia and Death

Nov. 22, 2020 - As the population ages the possibility of a dementia epidemic increases. This panel explores what one can do to determine how long you would want to live if you had dementia and what options are available for a peaceful death when you still have decisional capacity — and when you don’t.

A Q&A on Covid-19

Three physicians speak from considerable experience caring for Covid patients.

Complex Decision Making in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

July 12, 2020. This meeting is available only for Hemlock Society of San Diego members. Complex Decision Making in the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Jamie Labuzetta, MD, MSC, MPHIL, neurointensivist from the University of California, San Diego, describes the many complex decisions a health care surrogate may have to make.

Legal Issues at End of Life

Sept. 8, 2019 – A doctor and nursing home director, an ombudsman and an attorney discuss legal issues that can prevent people from accomplishing their end of life wishes.
Is Rational Suicide Ever Possible?

Is Rational Suicide Possible?

July 21, 2019 - Panelists presented and discussed the terminology used to describe hastened deaths and explained and discussed the criteria for Final Exit Network.

Heart Failure and End-of-Life Choices

March 17, 2019. Heart failure is the #1 cause of death in America. 40-50% of all patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 30 days because of the recurrence of symptoms of congestive heart failure.

Hospice and Palliative Care

July 15, 2019 - video not available. Three speakers certified in Hospice and Palliative Care explain the differences.

What To do With the Body

Sept. 17, 2017 - Options for using your body for good after you die, including tissue and organ donation, as well as body donation to universities for use by medical students to practice operations and saving money on funerals.

Cannabis and End-of-Life Care

May 21, 2017 - Describes use of medical cannabis as a pain reliever. As with most medications, there are side effects to consider. There are several different kinds off cannabis, each having distinct medical properties.

What If Your Heart Stops?

March 19, 2017 - video not available. San Diego's EMS Director, Dr. James Dunford, talked about CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), how often it is successful, how many people think they have a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order but they don't - who should have one and how you get it.

Stroke and End-of-Life Care

July 17, 2016 - Stroke and End of Life Care. Stroke is in the top 5 most common causes of death in the U.S. Many persons have a range of disabilities following a stroke. This talk explains strokes and how they effect people, and the importance of quick treatment after a stroke.

If You Don’t Qualify For The End Of Life Option Act What Then?

May 17, 2016 - What if you can't qualify for California's End of LIfe Option Act? SpeakersSally Hall, MD and Final Exit Network guide, and Bob Uslander, MD, discuss alternatives, Final Exit Network, VSED, holistic hospice, palliative care, terminal sedation.

What we can Learn from How Doctors Die

Sept. 27, 2015 - Our distinguished speaker was Dr. Ken Murray, author of the seminal paper, How Doctors Die. He is a retired family practitioner in Los Angeles. There were two excellent discussants: local, practitioning doctors who have registered their support for aid in dying.

Death with Dignity: Three Options for California

May 17th, 2015 - Before the End of Life Option Act was passed in California, our program discussed how ending your life on your own terms could be accomplished - Law suit, Legislation, Exit Guide.
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