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/ December 4, 2017

Mass. Medical Society Drops Opposition to Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices praised the Massachusetts Medical Society for dropping its longtime opposition to legislation giving terminally ill patients the option of medical aid in dying to peacefully end unbearable suffering. The society’s House of Delegates voted to adopt a new position of “neutral engagement” on Saturday, one day after the release on Friday of […]

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/ December 4, 2017

Language matters in medical aid in dying debate

The following commentary ran in The Denver Post November 27, 2017 As I travel the country advocating for passage of legislation introduced in 27 states that would give terminally ill adults the option of medical aid in dying to peacefully end intolerable suffering, person after person tells the same story: “I’m dying. I’ve accepted that I’m dying, […]

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/ December 2, 2017

Massachusetts Medical Society adopts several organizational policies at Interim Meeting

The following press release is from the Massachusetts Medical Society. WALTHAM – At its Interim Meeting Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s House of Delegates adopted into policy several resolutions, including those involving medical aid-in-dying, medical parole for the terminally ill, recommended naloxone training for Massachusetts health professionals, and insurance coverage for […]

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