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A new film "The Artist’s Wife" tells the story of a family navigating an Alzheimer's diagnosis. The film will be available on September 25, 2020 on all On Demand platforms, including Amazon, Apple TV, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and others...

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The fourth session of the Completed Life Initiative conference is an all-star cast from Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands. Join Jocelyn Downie, Ben White, and Agnes van der Heide on Thursday, September 24, 2020.Session Four will address legislativ...

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To commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day and address the national dementia crisis, Compassion & Choices released two fully customizable, online planning tools to help people determine their healthcare wishes in advance if they are diagnosed with dement...

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ProPublica has a powerful story about doctors giving patients "do-not-resuscitate orders without family or patient consent, sometimes overruling families that wanted everything done for their loved one." That seems inconsistent with Causey and rel...

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Nona Wilson is a retired Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department registered nurse/hospital administrator. In a recent article, she provides advice on how to make your advance directive effective. Among other things, she recommends supplementing it...

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a constitutional challenge to the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA). The court did not reach the merits, but decided the case on standing.After a long series of court challenges in va...

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Join End of Life Choices New York on October 7, 2020, for a conversation with Diane Rehm about her new book, When My Time Comes – Exploring the Option of Medical Aid In Dying.

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This week, the Michigan House of Representatives introduced Resolution 314: A resolution to affirm the right of patients and families to direct health care decisions. Among other things, the Resolution addresses medical futility conflicts:Whe...

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The international commission on heritable human genome editing (HHGE), formed by the US National Academies of Medicine and Science and the Royal Society of Great Britain, has issued it report.  The 224-page report is freely available for reading here, and a summary news report can be accessed here. The upshot:  not too fast.  The commission’s …

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Join me on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central for Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Physician Assisted Suicide. I will debate John B. Kelly, Director of Second Thoughts MA: Disability Rights Advocates Against Assisted Suicide and New Englan...

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