Articles

The following is a list of articles we see fit to share, on topics around end-of-life choices, and end-of-life care.

Why do so few Californians take advantage of Medical Aid in Dying? (April 23, 2024)

End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) today announced a new study co-authored by EOLCCA Board Director Adrian Byram, illuminating the gap in public awareness and institutional support from healthcare systems in California. Byram and his colleague Peter Reiner, a professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of British Columbia, found only 25% of Californians are aware of their options for MAiD as compared to 67% of Canadians who are aware of their legal right to MAiD. 

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A physician discusses the value of hospice (August 28, 2023)

“I tried to explain that hospice care could help his wife stay at home — which had been her goal — with the tools to manage her symptoms as they worsened. I tried to explain that this was not about “giving up,” but about maximizing the quality of the time that she had. There was so little that we could do for her in the hospital, ultimately. But all he could hear was a word that made him think of endings and loss.”

www.nytimes.com/2023/08/28/opinion/jimmy-carter-hospice

President Carter is on hospice care, but what is it? Our medical analyst explains

cnn.com/2023/02/20/health/what-is-hospice-care

How to Make Doctors Think About Death

End-of-life treatment guidelines would help families, physicians and nurses confront the inevitable with care and compassion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/opinion/sunday/health-death.html 

Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)

Below are several in-depth resources pertaining to VSED.

“Thank you for everything these past few weeks. From your wise and informed counsel to your emotional support - I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for my family.” B.Y.

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