Letter: ‘The End of Life Options Act’ would empower patient options – Worcester Telegram

Letter: 'The End of Life Options Act' would empower patient options
Worcester Telegram
I am writing to express support in favor of the legislature passing “The End of Life Options Act,” which would provide our citizens who are terminally ill and mentally capable the option of a peaceful, humane death. As a medical student at UMass and

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Proposed bill would expand end-of-life options for Hoosiers – NUVO


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Proposed bill would expand end-of-life options for Hoosiers
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House Bill 1157 would expand end-of-life options for patients with terminal illnesses, like Polen, by legalizing physician-assisted suicide. The procedures listed in the bill are modeled on an existing law in Oregon. Apart from Oregon, only four other
Assisted-suicide bill proposed by Indiana lawmaker – IndyStarIndianapolis Star
'Death with dignity' bill introduced in HouseGreensburg Daily News
"Death with Dignity" bill gives terminally ill patients option to end …WTHR
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How would you like to die? ‘Defining Hope’ documentary looks at patient choice at end of life – Knoxville News Sentinel


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How would you like to die? 'Defining Hope' documentary looks at patient choice at end of life
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Faced with a life-threatening illness, Americans have more choices than ever for keeping their bodies alive: Hospitals. Ventilators. Dialysis. But how do you balance that physical existence with "quality of life"? University of Tennessee College of

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Will The World End Saturday? What Exactly It Would Take To Destroy All Life – Newsweek


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Will The World End Saturday? What Exactly It Would Take To Destroy All Life
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By the time you read this, it may be too late, but word on the street is that the world will end tomorrow, Saturday, September 23. The only problem—other than the reliability of the source of that prediction—is that life is actually really hard to

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Yale Study: Earlier Hospice Care Would Improve Quality of End of Life – Newswise (press release)


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Yale Study: Earlier Hospice Care Would Improve Quality of End of Life
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Older, terminally ill patients could improve the quality of their last days by accessing hospice services much sooner, according to a Yale School of Medicine-led …
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Yale study: Earlier hospice care would improve quality of end of life – New Haven Register


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Yale study: Earlier hospice care would improve quality of end of life
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The study found that, while Medicare covers hospice when a patient is given a prognosis of six months or less to live, most patients don't turn to the services until the very end of life. The prognosis is made according to Medicare criteria for each
Hospice care is short and may start later than neededMedical Xpress
Most Families Wait Too Long to Utilize Hospice CareHealthline
Hospice care is short and may start later than needed | EurekAlert …EurekAlert (press release)
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Senate budget would end wait for end-of-life care for terminally ill children – Enterprise News

Senate budget would end wait for end-of-life care for terminally ill children
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BOSTON — One hundred and sixty-five Massachusetts families are on a waiting list for palliative care services for their terminally ill children, according to senators who said they hope to take another shot at ending that wait in their fiscal 2018 budget.

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Pennsylvania legislation would bolster POLST end-of-life planning … – LancasterOnline


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Pennsylvania legislation would bolster POLST end-of-life planning …
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End-of-life planning would take a step forward in Pennsylvania under legislation introduced Tuesday, local doctors and legal experts say.

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Pennsylvania legislation would bolster POLST end-of-life planning process – LancasterOnline


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Pennsylvania legislation would bolster POLST end-of-life planning process
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End-of-life planning would take a step forward in Pennsylvania under legislation introduced Tuesday, local doctors and legal experts say. PA Senate Bill 623 and House Bill 1196 focus on a voluntary process that turns patient goals and preferences for …
New legislation focuses on patients' late-life care wishesPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Bills would add options, improve end-of-life care – Knoxville News Sentinel

Bills would add options, improve end-of-life care
Knoxville News Sentinel
We frequently hear from supporters of the end-of-life care advocacy organization where I work that end-of-life care can be frightening. People fear not being able to engage in activities that make life enjoyable, losing their autonomy and dignity. In

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