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Posted on October 23, 2019 at 9:24 PM

Check out the next event in the U.C. San Diego Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series, on November 4, 2019, with JD, Executive Director of the End of Life Liberty Project and Adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law.


“End of Life Liberty: Empowering Dying Patients with Choices” offers an overview of the evolving changes in law and medicine governing patient autonomy at the end of life over the past 2 decades. 

  • What has been learned? 
  • What changes ought be considered? 
  • Can we move to normalize the practice of aid in dying within the practice of medicine? 
  • Do some states offer a model for practice governed by standard of care? 
  • Do psychedelic medicines offer a new palliative tool for patients with anxiety? 
  • What is the status of the research, and federal, state and local law governing psychedelic substances?



Executive Director of the End of Life Liberty Project, Kathryn Tucker has more than two decades of experience moving a multidimensional advocacy agenda forward to protect and expand the rights of the terminally ill. She has taught at several leading law schools and is a frequently invited speaker at national conferences of physicians, attorneys and health policy experts. She has published dozens of articles in journals of law, medicine and health policy concerning patient rights and advocacy to protect and expand these rights.

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