Ethicists debate ‘medical aid in dying’ for dementia patients

Ethicists debate ‘medical aid in dying’ for dementia patients by Tanya Ott Ethicists debate ‘medical aid in dying’ for dementia patients Discussing end-of-life medical care can be really difficult for family, but especially so when the terminal condition is something...

California’s assisted-dying law blocked by judge

by Bob Egelko, via SF Gate A judge ordered a halt Tuesday to California’s right-to-die law for terminally ill patients, ruling that it was illegally taken up and passed during a special legislative session devoted to health care funding. Unless a higher court...

Design for the End of Life – Elaine Fong

We are so very grateful to Elaine Fong and her family for their support of End of Life Washington and were privileged, in turn, to support their mother to access Death with Dignity. Please note that the medical protocol she mentions has been amended so that a burning...

She helped her father die. Now she wants to help those who follow

by Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald Phillip Estes lived a long, fulfilling life. A Harvard-trained physicist, his work took him around the country — ultimately to the Tri-Cities and the Hanford nuclear reservation. He and his wife, Judith, were happily married for 54...