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About Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD

Join Kathryn Tucker for the upcoming CLE course "Psychedelic Lawyering."This course will discuss recent and ongoing advocacy efforts to remove barriers to access to psychedelic substances, including psilocybin. In recent years there has been incre...

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Radio show host Jane Asher recently interviewed attorney Robert Rivas about the Final Exit Network.Since the mid 1990s, Rivas has dedicated his life to advocacy in the movement for right to death with dignity. Robert is the author of the SADD, the Supp...

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February 15, 2021 marks the first anniversary of the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying (ACAMAID).The Academy is the first national organization devoted solely to the clinical aspects of medical aid in dying. For clinicians, ACAMA...

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The Good Law | Bad Law podcast hosts attorneys Michael McKeon and Mark Kovacich to discuss wrongful prolongation of life, DNRs, self-determination, and a case in which Mr. McKeon and Mr. Kovacich represented a man whose advance directive was ignored.&n...

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Are having trouble getting an Advance Directive honored, for yourself or as a surrogate for another individual? The Final Exit Network offers a "Surrogate Consultant" to review the issue thoroughly with you and go over the Advance Directive. ...

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Judy Schwarz at End of Life Choices New York provides a practical basic introduction to Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED).Judy is a co-editor on our forthcoming book from Oxford University Press: Voluntarily Stopping Eating an...

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In three recent news stories, I described a growing trend of successful court actions against healthcare providers who disregarded advance directives and administered unwanted life-sustaining treatment (New York Times; Boston Globe; Bloomberg Law)...

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Massachusetts is one of ten states with no default surrogate statute. In these states, when an incapacitated patient has no guardian or appointed agent, it is often unclear who is authorized to make treatment decisions on the patent's behalf. A ne...

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Kentucky has joined 15 other states by introducing 2021 legislation to authorize medical aid in dying (MAID) (H.B. 506). But language in the legislative purpose highlights a gap between goal and reality.On the one hand, the legislative findings state t...

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Kentucky has joined 15 other states by introducing 2021 legislation to authorize medical aid in dying (MAID) (H.B. 506). But language in the legislative purpose highlights a gap between goal and reality.On the one hand, the legislative findings state t...

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