Tag Archives: Dying

Examination of State Level Personality Variation and Physician Aid in Dying Legislation

This new article by Rush University Medical Center researchers in the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management concludes that "The social dialogue and potential controversy surrounding physician aid in dying may be linked to aggregate differences in state personality profiles." … Continue reading

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Medical Assistance in Dying Laws and the Therapeutic Relevance of Hope in the Mental Health Context

Thomas Blikshavn, Tonje Lossius Husum, and Morten Magelssen, Four Reasons Why Assisted Dying Should Not Be Offered for Depression,14 J. of Bioeth. Inq. 151-157 (2017). Trudo Lemmens Most jurisdictions that have legalized some form of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAD), the term … Continue reading

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Establishing New Rights: A Look at Aid in Dying

On September 23, 2017, the New Mexico Law Review and the University of New Mexico School of Law hosted a symposium, Establishing New Rights: A Look at Aid in Dying. The Symposium brought together national scholars (like Thaddeus Pope), judges, … Continue reading

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911 operator and police unable to locate teen dying in defective Honda Odissey

A teenager died after being crushed by a defective car seat after making two agonizing phone calls to 911. Sixteen year old Kyle Plush was in his van, a Honda Odissey, on the parking lot of the Seven Hills School … Continue reading

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Hawaii Enacts Our Care, Our Choice Act, Legalizing Medical Aid in Dying

This week, Hawaii joined California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. These eight U.S. jurisdictions have affirmatively legalized medical aid in dying. (See my legal history of MAID.) The Hawaii Legislature rightly observes that the "rigorous safeguards" … Continue reading

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