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Hope, Fear, and End-of-Life Options in Maine

July 27, 2016

By Valerie Lovelace For the past several months I have been video-recording the testimony of folks in Maine who are facing terminal illness. Being entrusted with such intimate, personal stories is both an amazing and heart-breaking experience. Their courage and…

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The Holding Cell: On the Fear of Grieving

June 22, 2016

By Karen Kaplan If you want to make hospice workers wince, just tell them about an unresponsive patient with no discernible quality of life alive only on account of feeding tubes and the like. And not only that,…

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A Gentler Way to Die

January 6, 2016

By Christopher Stookey, MD The California End of Life Option Act (ABX2-15), signed into law on October 5, 2015, is a victory for Death With Dignity advocates. When the law goes into effect sometime in 2016, California will become…

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