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Author Archives: Sagebrush Crossing
Patient Protection Act
Did you know that end-of-life providers in WA State are now required to provide information about Death with Dignity? That means if you are participating with a hospice or other medical provider who refuses to talk to you about medical aid in dying (MAID), they are breaking the law. Read more about this act implementedContinue reading “Patient Protection Act”
The Role of Choice in Death and Dying
I attended this symposium this morning, which featured speakers talking about who can access choice at the end of life and what choice might actually mean in this situation. Although the speakers did not appear to specifically support MAID, it is important to think critically about these issues. A summary from my notes is providedContinue reading “The Role of Choice in Death and Dying”
Seattle Times’ Death with Dignity Story
Washington State’s Insurance Commissioner discusses his personal experience and religious care providers in this recent article.
The Conscious Grieving support group with Claire Bidwell Smith begins next week! What does it mean to grieve consciously? When you do something consciously, you do it on purpose, with consideration. If you do something instinctively or automatically, you’re not consciously choosing to do it — it’s just happening. Read more here.
End-of-Life Planning and Grief
Co-authored by Melissa Lunardini, MA, MBA, FT, Director of Community Engagement for Grief Coach When you think about planning for your death, what comes to mind? Funeral expenses? Estate planning? These important end-of-life considerations will help your loved ones manage the financial impact of your passing, but what about the emotional impact? Consider incorporating aContinue reading “End-of-Life Planning and Grief”
Diane Rehm’s When My Time Comes
Diane Rehm’s hourlong documentary, When My Time Comes, is available to stream online for supporting members of KSPS PBS. KSPS PBS Passport grants access to an extended on-demand library of thousands of hours of PBS favorites, and it’s available to any member who gives at least $5 a month to KSPS PBS. Donate now to qualifyContinue reading “Diane Rehm’s When My Time Comes”
Dr. Zorba Takes on Death with Dignity
Listen to NPR’s Dr. Zorba Paster discuss Death with Dignity on last week’s Zorba Paster on Your Health
Hooray, New Mexico!
From Death with Dignity’s national webpage: It is an exciting day for us all. Terminally ill New Mexico residents can now begin the qualification process to receive aid-in-dying medication through the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act. This is the tenth death with dignity law to pass in our country, and we are one step closer to makingContinue reading “Hooray, New Mexico!”
Psilocybin Therapy & Terminal Illness
End of Life Washington and Sagebrush Crossing support psilocybin therapy for patients with terminal illness. Read EOLWA’s position paper here.