Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Dolly’s World is overseen by a Wisconsin matriarch with dementia who surrounds herself with dolls and lovingly cares for them. Just as her dolls need her, she also needs 24/7 care which her family provides by taking turns to stay with her and keeping the public aware of what goes
Federal Ruling Ensures Patient Autonomy to Choose a Do No Harm Doctor
In a Friday ruling, “A federal judge says part of California’s aid-in-dying law is unconstitutional because it requires physicians, regardless of personal objections, to report a terminally ill patient’s request for life-ending medication,” quotes the San Fransisco Chronicle in their recent article.
Some patients, including many with disabilities, will want to receive care from a physician and/or facility that will not help them kill themselves in a dark moment or devalue their lives.
If forced participation is left standing, patients do not have the assurance of equal suicide prevention care, especially people with life-threatening disabilities, like a person who needs breathing support, someone with a high spinal cord injury, diabetes, or even anorexia.
Psychiatrists Warn of Assisted Suicide for Mental Illness A recent article in the National Post discussed the differences that several Canadian psychiatrists have when discussing assisted suicide for those with mental illness. Several psychiatrists oppose extending Canada’s assisted suicide laws and the fact that they put vulnerable people at risk of deadly harm. Below is
Summary of Massachusetts Hearing Last Friday on October 20th, 2023 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Massachusetts civil rights champions assembled and outnumbered assisted suicide proponents at the Massachusetts State House to ask Massachusetts legislators to once again vote “NO” to the dangerous and discriminatory public policy of assisted suicide. Notable testimony was provided by