Author: Kristen Hanson

The proposed “End-of-Life Option Act” being considered by the Maryland legislature isolates persons with terminal illness at a time when doctors, nurses and other health team members seek to stand in solidarity with their patients and their families to deliver compassionate quality care (“Retired radio...

Assisted suicide can lead to 'inhumane' deaths when the drugs don't work quickly enough or cause unpleasant side effects, experts have warned. The practice is hotly debated but illegal in the UK, but it's legal in some US states, Canada and European countries including the Netherlands...

Senate President Steve Sweeney exercised his bullying tactics in Trenton replacing two "no" votes on a Senate committee with himself and another "yes" vote in order to push the Physician Assisted Suicide bill through committee. He was actually quoted in our news report saying that the...

As a practicing physician and medical school professor with more than 30 years of experience, I know firsthand that hospice and palliative care are wonderful and underutilized resources for the terminally and chronically ill. One should also note that refusing medical interventions and medications at...

https://youtu.be/CFMmL2s_FbQ Kristen Hanson of the Patients Rights Action Fund testified her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014 and was given four months to live. He died in 2018. She asked the committee to improve care, not assisted suicide. The N.J. Senate health committee held...