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How To Choose Hospice Care

Making the decision to transition your loved one to hospice care (for people whose medical conditions mean they are expected to die within six months) is a time of emotional upheaval. It’s often accompanied by confusion, with little understanding of available options or how hospice actually works. Knowing ahead of time which hospice services are …

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My friend J.J. had a terminal disease. Here’s why assisted suicide was never an option for him

My dear friend, the late J.J. Hanson – Marine combat veteran, civil servant under two Democratic governors, husband, father, and brain cancer victim – was adamantly and unshakably opposed to the legalization of doctor-assisted suicide. In New Jersey, the so-called “Aid in Dying” bill A1504 is awaiting vote. The author of a recent op-ed wrote …

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Maine Voices: Don’t sign petition to put flawed assisted-suicide law on state ballot

  Maine residents are being asked to sign a petition calling for a referendum on legalizing assisted suicide to be placed on the 2019 ballot. The practice was legalized in Oregon in 1997. Since then, there have been far more problematic issues and unanswered questions than any assisted-suicide proponent claims. The Maine Legislature has voted …

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Join JJ’s Legacy Circle

Kristen Hanson | Community Relations Advocate, Patients Rights Action Fund As 2019 comes to an end, and we begin to make plans for the year ahead, I am reminded that time is precious. Nearly two years ago, I lost my husband, JJ, to terminal brain cancer. Although we couldn’t save JJ’s life, we can carry …

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Belgium’s Dr Death proudly admits he has killed 140 patients in EU state that has helped 15,000 take their own lives

With his genial manner, check shirt and careful choice of words, Marc Van Hoey seems like any other general practitioner. As we sit in his cosy first-floor surgery in Antwerp, surrounded by books and mementos of his life in medicine, I ask this music-loving 57-year-old physician and president of Right To Die Flanders how many …

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