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The Kind of Death We All Want

January 13, 2016

By Chris de Boinville (subheadings are ours) Chris is our constituent and supporter in Maryland. This article is an edited transcript of her testimony to the Maryland House Health and Government Operations Committee at its March 6, 2015 hearing, in…

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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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On Human Rights and Dying

November 19, 2015

By Valerie Lovelace Our rights as human beings are defined solely by legislation. Precious few in number, these human rights have always been influenced by various special interest groups. When I asked a law professor friend what a human right…

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The Gifts Dying Can Give

July 24, 2015

By Barbara Karnes, RN What beauty, strength, or gifts can death bring? Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and in our society today death is often not seen as beautiful or as a peaceful exit from a life…

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At Death’s Door

July 17, 2015

By Karen Kaplan For me, what’s on tap after death is unknowable. Not only that, what will happen right before is just about equally mysterious. How can we predict the way each of us is actually going to feel when…

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