Death with Dignity

18 Sep 2019 11:56 #71 by ramage
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Does an aborted baby avoid "forced life"?

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28 Sep 2019 14:56 #72 by homeagain
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www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/08/sometimes-a...-with-open-arms.html

To be REALLY heard......hard choices require a doctor to OPEN their hearts.....THAT takes
a moment of DEEP reflection....by the patient AND the doctor.

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09 Oct 2019 13:35 - 30 Jan 2020 15:38 #73 by ramage
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From: sentinelcolorado.com 10/9/2019 sentinelcolorado.com/news/state-and-regi...er-assisted-suicide/


DENVER | A Colorado doctor fired after tying to help a terminally ill man obtain drugs to end his life has filed an updated lawsuit that challenges her firing by a Christian hospital company.


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09 Oct 2019 13:57 - 30 Jan 2020 15:40 #74 by homeagain
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ramage wrote: From: sentinelcolorado.com 10/9/2019

However, Morris attorney Jason Spitalnick says it’s about whether Centura’s polices can violate Colorado law.


I live on the western slope (Montrose)......Montrose Memorial will NOT participate/nor allow
their employees(doctors) to participate as long as they have hospital privileges there. the hospice HOPEWEST is the pallative care source.....THEY will not even speak to the director of
Compassion and Choices......and will NOT approve. St Mary's in Grand JCT. WOULD BE the equivalent of Centura and THEY are violating the Colo law......MY ONLY choice is to go over
Monarch Pass to Salida if I wish to exercise the law.

Here is a tool for any individual who wishes to exercise the law.

www.compassionandchoices.org/find-care/

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10 Oct 2019 15:57 #75 by homeagain
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www.kevinmd.com/blog/2017/11/heres-death...lly-sounds-like.html

after all is said and done.....quiet and peace are the TRUE measure of a good death.

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30 Jan 2020 15:48 #76 by ScienceChic
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A follow-up to the story that ramage posted earlier, though this is about the terminally ill patient and not his former doctor who sued Centura Health.

Terminally ill, a Colorado man wanted aid-in-dying. His Catholic hospital said no.
Even as an increasing number of U.S. states have legalized aid-in-dying laws, exercising that option is challenging for patients in a country where most large hospital systems have deep religious ties and the religious right is powerful
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News | Published on Jan 29, 2020

The call came the last week of September, when Neil Mahoney could still stagger from his bed to the porch of his mobile home to let out his boisterous yellow Lab, Ryder.

Rodney Diffendaffer, a clinical pharmacist in Longmont, 45 miles away, had left a message.

Your prescription is ready, it said.

Mahoney, a once-rugged outdoorsman now reduced to bones, his belly swollen with incurable cancer, sighed with relief. After months of obstacles, the frail 64-year-old finally had access to lethal drugs under Colorado’s 2016 End of Life Options Act, one of a growing number of U.S. state laws that allow terminally ill patients to obtain medications to end their lives.

www.deathwithdignity.org/learn/death-with-dignity-acts/
Eight states and Washington, D.C., have death with dignity statutes:
  • California (End of Life Option Act; approved in 2015, in effect from 2016)
  • Colorado (End of Life Options Act; 2016)
  • District of Columbia (D.C. Death with Dignity Act; 2016/2017)
  • Hawai‘i (Our Care, Our Choice Act; 2018/2019)
  • Maine (Death with Dignity Act; 2019)
  • New Jersey (Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act; 2019)
  • Oregon (Death with Dignity Act; 1994/1997)
  • Vermont (Patient Choice and Control at the End of Life Act; 2013)
  • Washington (Death with Dignity Act; 2008)
19 other states are considering Death with Dignity this year: www.deathwithdignity.org/take-action/

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill

Your scars exist, but it’s your courage that defines you. ~Nalini Singh

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31 Jan 2020 07:21 - 31 Jan 2020 08:17 #77 by homeagain
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''after months of obstacles"...when your body (and will)ARE DETERIORATING into the
depths of despair. This is the true travesty...IT IS LEGAL AND THE LAW for you to exercise your
wish to terminate your pain and depart WITH DIGNITY....the law has been in existence for SEVERAL YEARS and this has to stop.

I am ACTIVELY advocating here on the western slope and I have spent MANY hours attempting
to secure a medical team who is in alignment with my wishes...BEFORE shit hits the fan,
and it will....I'm in my early 70's.

YOU are the one that must be self advocating...the medical community is operating with
a narrow focus...(blinders are on)....YOU must remove them, it is your right. COMPASSION AND CHOICES can assist you if you require help in "removing the blinders"....PLEASE be
your own best friend...I have posted a link (on previous pages) that can expedite the process and save you from THIS sad scenario.( the link is on this page....PLEASE review it)

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