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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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Final Exit Network: An Alternative to Medical Aid in Dying

May 17, 2020 -Sally Hall, MD, member of the Medical Evaluation Committee and Senior Guide explained the FEN process and showed the equipment used.
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Aggressive Medical Treatment for Seniors. Why Didn’t Anyone Tell us?

Feb. 29, 2020 - Dr. Daniel Hoefer talks about the new field of geropalliative medicine.…

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When Mom Chooses to Die: Experiences with California’s Medical Aid-in-dying Law, the End of Life Option Act

Jan. 19, 2020 - Hear relatives and friends describe "almost perfect" deaths witnessed under California's End of Life Option Act.
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A Dignified Ending: Taking Control of How We Die

A Dignified Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die

Nov. 19, 2019 - Dr. Lew Cohen, professor of psychiatry, reads from his newest book, "A Dignified Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die."
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Medical Aid in Dying-The Canadian Experience with Dr. Stefanie Green

Nov. 16 & 17, 2019 - Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), the Canadian Experience. They do it better - voluntary euthanasia, no six months or less terminal diagnosis.
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Cutting Edge Legal Efforts For A Peaceful Death

Nov. 2, 2019 - Kathryn Tucker, JD, Executive Director of the End of Life Liberty Project, talks about her creative and effective legal efforts to enhance patient autonomy.
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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.
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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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