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October 22, 2014

VA Hospital Mistakenly Places DNR Order on Roland Mayo

The Sacramento, California Veterans Affairs Medical Center has admitted to mistakenly placing a do-not-resuscitate armband on patient Roland Mayo.  (USA Today) The patient's daughter said that he was hospitalized for a stent replacement in...
October 21, 2014

Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide

The Hamline Health Law Institute and Compassion & Choices are pleased to host: Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide5:30 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PresentationThursday, November 13, 2014Kay Fredericks Roo...
October 21, 2014

North Dakota Personhood Amendment - Impact on End-of-Life Care

On November 4, North Dakota residents will vote on eight ballot initiatives, one of which would amend the state constitution. If passed, the ballot initiative would add a new section to article I of the North Dakota Constitution:  "The ...
October 20, 2014

Jean Davies - Successful VSED

Octogenarian Jean Davies, who is also a right-to-die campaigner, successfully used VSED to hasten her death.   She stopped drinking water on 16 September and passed away on 1 October.  (Sunday Times; Independent; Guardian). The fo...
October 19, 2014

VSED Interview - Not Here by Choice with Phyllis Shacter

The End-of-Life University has an online interview series that provides valuable resources and inspiration for the end of life.   On October 23, 2013 (1:00 ET), join Dr. Karen Wyatt and her guest Phyllis Shacter, an advocate for natural dying thr...
October 18, 2014

"Brain Death" : Facilitating Family/Hospital Dialogue about Death by Neurological Criteria

The Southern California Bioethics Committee Consortium (SCBCC) in collaboration with LMU Bioethics Institute is presenting "'Brain Death' - Facilitating Family/Hospital Dialogue about Death by Neurological Criteria." This is a half-day confe...
October 18, 2014

Jahi McMath Family Gathering Better Evidence Refuting Death Diagnosis

In an October 8 filing with the Alameda County Superior Court, Jahi McMath's family has acknowledged Dr. Fisher's concerns and criticisms with the evidence that it presented earlier this month.   In response, the McMath family has asked the court...
October 18, 2014

What If You Had To Keep PAYING Life Support Machine To Stay Alive?

In this short proof-of-concept film a woman copes with a terminal illness while a machine keeps her alive. And whenever time is up, her lover must pump more money into the machine. Director Jason Ho and his co-writer Andrew Post are hoping to tur...
October 18, 2014

Barbara Mancini Assisted Suicide Case

Pennsylvania nurse Barbara Mancini was prosecuted for allegedly helping her terminally ill, 93-year-old father overdose on a bottle of morphine. While the charges were ultimately dismissed, the prosecution harmed Barbara, her father, her family, hospic...
October 17, 2014

Death by Neurologic Criteria 1968 - 2014: Changing Interpretations

The December 2014 issue of the Journal of Critical Care includes a special section titled "Death by Neurologic Criteria 1968 - 2014: Changing Interpretations." The future of death Brian Wowk Where have we been? Where are we going? Initiatives to imp...

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