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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."
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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.