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Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), also known as death with dignity, assisted dying, physician-assisted dying (PAD), hastened death, assisted suicide, rational suicide, dignicide or even legally assisted death (LAD) is supported by 76% of Americans, according to a Gallup poll.

 

California Department of Public Health Report on MAiD for 2022

California End of Life Option Act Report 2022 Data Report

New Video: A Visit to Pegasos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giTet2PLneU In this video, Christie shares the personal story of her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 88.  With no prospect of improvement, Christie’s mother decided to…

Assisted dying now legal in New Zealand, End of Life Choice Act a ‘huge relief’ for some

“We have to remember people who are eligible are already dying, this is just the way that they die – not the fact they will die.” https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/300443715/assisted-dying-now-legal-in-new-zealand-end-of-life-choice-act-a-huge-relief-for-some

These people want to die. Will their countries allow euthanasia?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/people-want-die-will-countries-allow-euthanasia-rcna3307?fbclid=IwAR1JowKHVmEkCH_FAKZy-7UVmpboWLHmdnyjP8LjtfT3H-Q0-wPTfPM2QpE

New Lawsuit Challenges Self-Administration in EOLOA

A group of doctors has just filed a lawsuit California challenging the self-administration requirement of the EOLOA. The complaint filed on 8/27/2021 states: “However, there is one group of Californians…

American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying

A resource for patient-to-doctor referrals for medical aid in dying and educational information for clinical practitioners. https://www.acamaid.org/

I’m the Doctor Who Is Here to Help You Die

In an article adapted from the newly-released book “The Inevitable,” Dr. Lonny Shavelson, Chairman of the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying talks about his experiences prescribing life-ending…

Death with Dignity: How I helped my dad die

A daughter’s story of her father’s decision to end his life when he lost his independence and freedom due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He…

Patient Rights Eroded as Pendulum Swings to More Rights for Institutions

This important discussion highlights the ways in which faith-based institutions impose religious value based treatment decisions on doctors and patients. Most often, patients enter faith-based institutions without any idea that…

First Conference on Clinician Training for Medical Aid in Dying

The conference was held in Berkeley, CA on 2/13-15/2020.   Some things discussed: Drug protocols Dr. Shavelson, in conjunction with anesthesiologist Carol Parrot, have researched why some people – ‘outliers’ take…