End-of-Life Choice, Palliative Care and Counseling

Legal Debate Over Aid-in-Dying Legislationby Chris


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 | NPR

Montana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that could imprison doctors for assisting in suicide. Legislation is pending in other states to make it legal. A panel joins Diane to discuss the legal and political debate over end-of-life issues.


Barbara Coombs Lee
president, Compassion & Choices, and chief petitioner of the 1997 Oregon Death with Dignity Act. She was a nurse and physician assistant before becoming a private attorney.

Thaddeus Pope
director of the Health Law Institute and associate law professor at Hamline University School of Law.

Joanne Lynn
geriatrician, hospice physician and director of the Altarum Institute Center on Elder Care and Advanced Illness.

Krayton Kerns
doctor of veterinary medicine and Republican member of the Montana Legislature.


Listen Here: http://thedianerehmshow.org/audio-player?nid=17396