Author: Kristen Hanson

In a special interview with the widow of former US Marine JJ Hanson who succumbed to terminal brain cancer after living three years past what the docs expected, we cover the very difficult topic of the so-called "Right to Die." I interviewed JJ on NJ...

  It is problematic to argue that euthanasia is a logical progression to the Advance Medical Directive and, therefore, mercy killing should be decriminalised (Calls for abolition of euthanasia offence, death penalty, S377A; Oct 25). The Advance Medical Directive is a written document that contains one's wishes...

The medical profession must do better when it comes to palliative care and hospice.  Sadly, patients and their families are often unprepared for the final stages of the dying process.  As a result, many wait too long before utilizing hospice and palliative services, which can...

  It’s not a dirty word, but no one wants to hear it. The word is hospice. Hospice refers to end of life care. The objective of hospice is to guarantee that a person facing the end of their life can do it with dignity and without pain....