Bay Area doctors quietly grappling with end-of-life law role – The Mercury News


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Bay Area doctors quietly grappling with end-of-life law role
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As Bay Area doctors decide how to navigate the role they'll take in California's end-of-life law, even those who support it for their patients aren't exactly …

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UCSF sued for refusing to help woman die – The Mercury News


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UCSF sued for refusing to help woman die
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In what may be the first-of-its-kind lawsuit related to California's End of Life Option Act, the family of a San Francisco terminally ill cancer patient is suing the UC San Francisco Medical Center alleging that her physician and the system

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A Terminal Tug of War – U.S. News & World Report


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A Terminal Tug of War
U.S. News & World Report
And yet, these same commentators seem to have a touching faith in the ability of distant courts and hospital ethics boards to choose what surely everyone desires for themselves and their loved ones: A course of action that errs on the side of hope and

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Bay Area doctors learn to navigate California’s right-to-die law – The Mercury News


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Bay Area doctors learn to navigate California's right-to-die law
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Dr. Kathryn Shade supports California's right-to-die law and has helped a dozen Bay Area residents with terminal illnesses end their lives by taking a lethal dose of drugs. But most of the Los Gatos physician's patients probably have no idea she has

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Rostrevor community set plan for new end-of-life care service – BBC News


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Rostrevor community set plan for new end-of-life care service
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A residents' group in Rostrevor, County Down, is aiming to set up a new community-run service for dying patients with a terminal illness. It would see palliative care nurses working overnight in Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Burren. The committee chair

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Letters to the Editor: End of Life Options Act needed – The News Journal


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Letters to the Editor: End of Life Options Act needed
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The End of Life Options Act is supported by thousands of Delawareans. We all should be offered autonomy and decision-making authority over how we die when death is inevitable, and the peace of mind that goes along with it. Dawn Lentz. Townsend …

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Physician-assisted suicide is not the answer to better end-of life care – The News Journal

Physician-assisted suicide is not the answer to better end-of life care
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The recent recognition of DMOST, Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment, by our state provides a platform for doctors to have important conversations about end of life care and to make sure patient's wishes are followed. A responsible exception

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Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life | News … – WHTC

Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life | News …
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By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – Unpaid family and friends provide the overwhelming majority of care to the elderly in their last year of life, according to a …

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Authors Of California’s End-Of-Life Law Say Drug Costs, Access Must Be Examined – Capital Public Radio News


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Authors Of California's End-Of-Life Law Say Drug Costs, Access Must Be Examined
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One year after California's end-of-life law went into effect, the bill's authors said it's gradually being accepted by patients and doctors, but can be improved. Former State Sen. Lois Wolk of Davis said more medical training for doctors and nurses is

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British baby at end of life support draws in pope, Trump – ABC News


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British baby at end of life support draws in pope, Trump
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A terminally ill British child has attracted the attention of both the president of the United States and the pope. More than 1.3 million pounds ($1.68 million) has been raised to help 11-month-old Charlie Gard travel to America for treatment. But
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