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"Good" News about Dying in America?

This month Medscape, a subscription news service for medical professionals, published the article “Good News about Dying in America” by Dr. George Lundberg. Dr. Lundberg is the former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  and editor-at-large of Medscape itself as well as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. 761 more words

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Physician-assisted Suicide: Nurses in the Line of Fire

Years ago, the newly legalized Oregon physician-assisted suicide law caused much discussion at my St. Louis hospital. Some of my fellow nurses said that they supported such a law but when I asked them if they would participate, they were shocked. 1,021 more words

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Euthanasia Kits, Conscience rights and Coercion

The country that gave us Celine Dion, Mike Myers and Joni Mitchell is now giving doctors euthanasia kits?

As I wrote in a September blog… 756 more words

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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL AND MY 1996 ARTICLE "NO BLANK BULLETS"

USA Today article: Calif. governor signs assisted suicide bill

Comment: Note the quote about why Governor Brown signed this bill after it was defeated 4 times in committee with weeks of deliberation: “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” the governor wrote. 1,064 more words

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Glossary: Key memes, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept 21-Oct 1, 2015

conscience rights: any moral position a Tea Partier holds that gives them an exemption from following the law.

crackpot attitudes: Pope Francis’s positions that the Tea Party disagrees with. 392 more words

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DEATH REFERRALS AND CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

In his September 23, 2015 article “Ontario doctors squeezed on conscientious objection to assisted suicide” Michael Cook states that

“The legalisation of physician-assisted suicide in Canada after February’s decision by the Supreme Court is starting to affect doctors.

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1996: NO BLANK BULLETS

No Blank Bullets

Commentary by Nancy Valko, RN

This was originally published in the January-March 1996 edition of the Patients Rights Council newsletter.

Commentary: No Blank Bullets: By Nancy Valko… 974 more words

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