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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, non-profit organization, has been the leading advocate in the death with dignity movement. Member contributions helped us pass a new Death with Dignity law in Washington, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the death with dignity movement.