Increasing Access to Death with Dignity in Washington

Increasing Access to Death with Dignity in Washington

HB 1141: Increasing access to Death with Dignity act to reduce Washingtonian’s needless suffering at the end of their life. After 12 years of experience supporting individuals accessing the Death with Dignity law, it is clear that some of the protections in the bill...

COVID-19: What to Expect from End of Life Washington

Updated resource: Preparation and Choice in the time of COVID-19 Since early April, most of the emails welcoming me to End of Life Washington (EOLWA) as Executive Director have almost apologetically pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenging time...

Fall 2021 Letter from Executive Director Judy Kinney

Two years ago we supported two people with their choice to Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED). With a renewed focus on VSED this last year, we were able to support 12 people with VSED. Did our support for VSED limit the number of people who accessed medical...

Increasing Access to Aid in Dying

By Bob Free, Board President For the last several years, an august group of volunteer attorneys has guided the legislative agenda and policy work of End of Life Washington. EOLWA’s Public Policy and Law Committee is currently composed of seven attorneys (Bob Free,...

Retired Doctor Empowering People to Leave on Their Own Terms

By Staff Supporting people at the end of their life is sacred work, according to licensed physician from the Methow Valley, Betsy Weiss. From Wenatchee to Curlew, as a volunteer with End of Life Washington, she has supported people as they make decisions about the way...

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROTECTING PATIENT CARE ACT (PPCA)

By Judy Kinney, Executive Director We are here to help you know, understand, and access your full range of end-of-life choices. Contact our office, 206-256-1636, if you ever have any questions. We are happy to mail brochures to you, your provider, or your best friend...
10 Minutes With: Arline Hinckley

10 Minutes With: Arline Hinckley

The longtime member of the EOLWA Board of Directors is retiring after more than 30 years devoted to Death with Dignity. By Sebastian Moraga. What began with a parental chat in Seattle became a lifetime commitment to people all over the state.  Arline Hinckley,...

EOLWA 2021 SPRING NEWSLETTER’S FEATURED ARTICLES

She Did It Her Way… By Leigh Ann Metheny Leigh Ann and her mother. Some people may question me calling it a gift, but it truly was.  While nobody in my family wants to be without my mom, Pamela Dianne Jones, we also don’t want her suffering, and...

New faces on EOLWA staff and Board of Directors

By EOLWA staff The arrival of spring and the warmer weather brought along a foursome of new faces to End of Life Washington, including a new board member and three new staff members. Dr. Sunil Aggarwal will join the End of Life Washington Board of Directors in June...

Stakes are too high to risk not being ready

Submitted by an EOLWA  volunteer ambassador To return to the Featured Articles section, please click here. Nineteen years ago, a lack of information about end-of-life choice sent my mother’s life down a tragic journey of suffering.   A lack of information that...

Vaccines are here, cases are dropping: Now what?

By Sebastian Moraga In December of 2019, an 11-letter word entered our lexicon and changed the lives of millions of people forever. The coronavirus pandemic, an illness as sudden as it was complex, affected all of us in one form or another. Now that vaccines have...