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The Hemlock Society of San Diego offers speakers free of charge to local churches, retirement homes, community and professional organizations in the Southern California region.

Contact us to request a speaker.

Sample titles are:

  • Dying in the Age of Choice
  • Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?
  • Suicide versus Self-Deliverance
  • Is Death with Dignity a Civil Right?
  • History of the Right to Die
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • Ways to Achieve a Peaceful Death

Interviews of Hemlock Society of San Diego speakers:’

  • Education is the Key for End of Life Choices June 14, 2020

    Drew Schlosberg interviews Barry Price, Ph.D., President and Faye Girsh, EdD, Founder, of the Hemlock of Society of San Diego for Spotlight on the Community radio program. They discuss the history of the Hemlock Society of San Diego, the Hemlock Society of San Diego’s Covid-19 addendum to an advance health care directive and ...



  • An Appearance on KUSI by our Medical Advisory Chair Regarding our Covid-19 Specific Advance Directive April 24, 2020

    Hunt Kooiker, MD, MPH, Chair of the Hemlock Society of San Diego’s Medical Advisory Committee, appeared on KUSI with Logan Byrnes to discuss end of life directives, particularly important in the time of Covid-19. Click here to view the segment.



  • Faye Girsh appeared on the “Living to 100 Club” radio hour with Joseph M. Casciani, PhD August 9, 2019

    Faye Girsh talks about end of life laws worldwide, documents necessary to increase your chances of a good death and medical aid in dying laws.



  • Faye Girsh talks with KPBS about Rational Suicide July 11, 2019

    Founder of the Hemlock Society of San Diego, Faye Girsh, is interviewed by KPBS TV. They discuss the difference between rational suicide and the "normal" definition of suicide, which is a permanent solution to a temporary problem - and often involves violence and a death alone.



  • End of Life Options October 28, 2018

    U~T San Diego Community Spotlight, U~T San Diego Radio | Mins: 27:57 Drew Schlossberg interviews Faye Girsh, President and Barry Price, Vice-President Hear the Hemlock Society of San Diego program about end of life choices and having a peaceful death.



  • End of Life Decisions September 8, 2018

    KFMB “It’s Your Money and Your Life” podcast with Faye Girsh and Dr. Bob Uslander, Integrated MD Care. Faye and Dr. Bob were interviewed by Rick Payne. Listen to the podcast discussing end of life decisions: https://iymoney.com/audio/2018-faye-girsh-bob-uslander.mp3



  • Talking with your Family about your End of Life Wishes May 9, 2018

    On the 2nd anniversary of the passage of the End of Life Option Act Faye Girsh talks with Kogo’s iHeartMedia San Diego about the importance of talking with your family about your end of life wishes. Part 1 Length: 2:31 mins. Part 2 Length: 2.31 mins.



  • Hemlock Society of San Diego April 13, 2018

    Hear Faye Girsh’s talk about the mission of the Hemlock Society and current laws for self-determination at end of life, along with broader provisions in other countries for ending one’s life. limitations of California’s End of Life Option Act. Length: 27 mins.



  • Hemlock Society And Right To Die Films April 13, 2018

    Cinema Junkie By Beth Accomando Friday, April 13, 2018 Faye Girsh discusses right to die films and what we can learn from them with Beth Accomando of KPBS. Listen to the podcast about right to die films.



  • California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Is Too Restrictive June 6, 2017

    KPBS Midday Edition By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh June 6, 2017 Length: 6.41 mins. Faye Girsh discusses why California’s End of Life Option Act does not go far enough. https://d2ry37igjfn1mv.cloudfront.net/audio/2017/06/06/170606-Faye_Girsh-Midday.mp3



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