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This Week in the Movement
Posted by Melissa Barber on November 21, 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:
- This Thanksgiving we're thankful selfless advocates like Heather Clish and Jim Carberry generously shared their stories to help Bay Staters understand Death with Dignity from a personal perspective. Will you sign our online thank you card for them?
- In response to the recent Frontline episode on assisted death in states without Death with Dignity laws, Wisconsinite James Greenwald asked, "Why do we drive people to such methods when we should all have the right to the aid of a physician to die?"
- San Marcos Mercury contributor Lamar Hankins helped readers learn more about how freedom was denied by Massachusetts voters.
- Terry Pratchett's documentary Choosing to Die won the International Emmy for best documentary.
Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:
- While families and friends are gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, bloggers focused on end-of-life care encouraged everyone to Engage with Grace and discuss their end-of-life care wishes.
- Palliative care is often confused with hospice care, but is so much more. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution explained how.
- Steamboat Today told how hospice focuses on living in the present.
- The Boston Globe shed some light on the fact that people often wait until the last minute to get the benefits of hospice care.
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.