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This Week in the Movement
Posted by Melissa Barber on May 25, 2012
Throughout the week, we keep people up-to-date with information about the Death with Dignity movement and other topics related to end-of-life care through Facebook and Twitter. Below are highlights from this week.
Efforts to enact Death with Dignity:
- Board members of the Death with Dignity National Center made a leadership gift to support Dignity 2012.
Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:
- Deciding who would be the best person to communicate your advance care wishes if you're unable to express them can be difficult. Carolyn McClanahan, contributor for Forbes shares some important considerations. However you go about deciding who this person will be, please discuss your wishes with him or her.
- Oregon physician Todd Huffman contributed a thoughtful piece about the over-medicalization of death and dying: "At some point in life, the only thing worse than dying is being kept alive."
- "Dealing with cancer has nothing to do with battling or fighting or positive thinking. I was fortunate." Are war metaphors harmful to people living with cancer?
- Mary Elizabeth Williams' tongue-and-cheek article, "Listen up, doctors: Here's how to talk to your patients" on Salon has some very helpful pointers.
Posted on May 25, 2012 in In the News
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You are the key to ensuring well-crafted Death with Dignity laws for all Americans. With your financial and volunteer help, the Death with Dignity National Center, a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, nonprofit organization, has been the leading advocate in the Death with Dignity movement. Individual contributions helped us pass new Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Vermont, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the Death with Dignity movement.