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Every other month (the third Sunday of odd numbered months) our meeting is a free, public event with a speaker or panel of speakers discussing topics related to end-of-life issues.

These events are free and open to the public.  We invite you to join us.  Bring your friends and relatives.  The audience questions are fascinating.

Click here to see Upcoming Hemlock Society of San Diego events.

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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.
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Caregiver and patient

Home Care and Home Health Care

May 29, 2019 - in-home caregivers. What do they do, how much do they cost?
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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.
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End of Life Helpers: Death Doulas, Geriatric Care Managers & Patient Advocates

January 20, 2019 - Providing services to patients and families at the end of life is a growing industry. We hear from a death doula, a geriatric care manager and a patient advocate so you can better understand what they do, who they are, and where to find them
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Preparing for Dementia and Avoiding Medically Futile Care

November 18, 2018
Thad Pope discusses right to die options and limitations for persons suffering from Dementia. He emphasizes Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED).
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Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)

Sept. 2018 - Dr "Bob" Uslander and his staff discuss case histories using Voluntary Stop Eating and Drinking (VSED) as an End of Life option. This medical procedure is described.
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Hospice and Palliative Care

July 15, 2019 - video not available. Three speakers certified in Hospice and Palliative Care explain the differences.
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Rally to Save the End-of-Life Option Act

May 20, 2018 - Rally to Save the End-of-Life Option Act - Following the Hemlock…

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How to Receive Medical Aid in Dying in California: A Step-by-Step Explanation

May 20, 2018 - Hemlock Society of San Diego Meeting Speakers: Dr. Bob Uslander, a…

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The Nitrogen Method as a Means of Self-deliverance

March 18, 2018 - video not available. Dr. Sally Hall from the Final Exit Network spoke about and demonstrated the nitrogen method for self-deliverance.
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Refusal of Treatment and How Best to Die with Dementia

January 2, 2018 Program on end-of-life options for those with Alzheimer's or dementia talks about the importance of advance directives, POLST and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) forms. We learn most surgeons won't allow DNR during the peri-operative period.
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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.
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