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This Week in the Movement
Posted by Melissa Barber on September 7, 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:
- Boston Public Radio hosted a discussion on the proposed Massachusetts Death with Dignity Act with advocate Dr. Marcia Angell.
- Dr. Angell is on a roll! Check out her well-reasoned letter to the editor in response to a detractor's op-ed.
- Attorney William Kickham contributed a strongly worded blog post to the global conversation: "Massachusetts Death with Dignity Act: A crime that anyone would oppose it".
- Canadian Nagui Morcos explained why he hastened his death.
Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:
- Not necessarily about death or dying, but this is an interesting project working with oncologists to connect patient-centered care with electronic health records.
- An obituary in the Star-Ledger: "As her long life neared its end, New Jersey’s oldest woman was lucid and deliberate, planning the details of her funeral without remorse or regret."
- Do you know the differences between hospice and palliative care?
- Caring with Confidence published the post "Being with the dying".
- Have you thought of what will happen to your digital assets when you die?
Life's too short:
- You might have noticed I'm a fan of cat videos and images on the internet. Happily, I just learned there's actually a film festival made just for me! The People's Choice Award went to one of my favorites, Henri 2, Paw de Deux, at the Internet Cat Film Festival.
- After all, "it's all cat videos these days."
Defend dignity. Take action.
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.