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This Week in the Movement
Posted by Melissa Barber on June 8, 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:
- An independent poll this week found Bay Staters support the proposed Death with Dignity Act by a margin of two to one! And this strong support is prevalent across different segments of the population.
- Patient Choices Vermont reported a recent poll found 72% of Vermonters support Death with Dignity.
Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:
- This week I happened to find this beautiful online project by photographer Phillip Toledano, and it got me thinking about my journey with my grandma in her final years.
- Daniel Cohen's blog post about how to achieve immortality through Twitter inspired a lively discussion about social media profiles after a person dies during our weekly Tweetchat.
- Speaking of technology, this robot was designed to comfort a person through the dying process. What do you think? Are a robot's caring words better than no one at your bedside?
- The red cover of Time Magazine with the words "How to Die" caught many people's eyes this week. The featured article by Joe Klein is about what he learned from his parents' deaths, and he shared his thoughts in a video on their site as well.
Posted on June 8, 2012 in In the News
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