Sep 6, 2019
There are currently 9 states in the U.S. that have Death with Dignity laws in place. Designed to allow self determination in death and prevent suffering, these laws can be controversial.
In this week’s Heartbeat from The Heart of Hospice, Helen and Jerry discuss the purpose of these laws and where to find out about the laws in your state. It’s important that end of life professionals are aware of whether the state in which they practice has a Death with Dignity law, and should be prepared to discuss the topic with patients and families who ask about it.
To find out where Death with Dignity laws have been enacted, you can visit https://www.deathwithdignity.org/learn/death-with-dignity-acts/.
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