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A resolution condemning assisted suicide has been introduced into the US House of Representatives. Both sides of the debate treated it as a milestone, but it does not have the force of law and merely expresses the “sense of Congress”. The resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 80,...

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and a coalition of disability and patients’ rights advocates announced a bipartisan resolutionon Capitol Hill Wednesday which states  that “assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including...

Legalizing assisted suicide in Massachusetts would put pressure on the poor and the disabled to die, opponents say. The Massachusetts Legislature is considering a measure that would allow physician-assisted suicide, but skeptics held a briefing last week foreseeing sad consequences if it passes. “It is a widespread...

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness, focusing on quality of life, stress relief and symptom management. “The approach is patient- and family-centered,” Jessick told WisBusiness.com. “For palliative care people, the skill is really at communication; how can we meet patients and...