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This Week in the Movement
Posted by Melissa Barber on August 24, 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 regarding Death with Dignity:
- If Massachusetts voters had their say today, they'd approve their Death with Dignity initiative by a winning margin.
- The Massachusetts Republican: "Northampton woman, plagued with terminal illness, supports Death with Dignity option on the Massachusetts ballot."
- Check out this interview on Capital Public Radio with Massachusetts advocate, Marcia Angell (interview starts about 2 minutes 25 seconds in).
- Washington campaigner, Nancy Niedzielski explained, "The choice to shorten one's dying process is not suicidal thinking, but rather rational thinking of a mentally competent patient who wants to live a full life but doesn't have that choice."
- Massachusetts columnist Richard Elrick stated, "Passage of Question 2 will give us all a little more freedom about one of the most important decisions anyone can make."
Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:
- WBUR CommonHealth blog author, Carey Goldberg and her father had a conversation about what he wants for his end-of-life care, and they shared this conversation to help others learn more about advance care planning.
- "Helpful things to say to someone who's sick."
- Hospice care: A snapshot of the industry and the people it serves.
- Do you recall when you first recognized the brevity of life?
Life's too short:
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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.