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Aug 1, 2022

Anthropologist Anita Hannig is talking with us about Medical Aid in Dying, misconceptions about assisted dying laws, and her new book The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America. Every end of life professional should be informed about what medical aid in dying really is. MAID laws, otherwise known as Death with Dignity laws, have been passed in ten states across the U.S. as well as Washington, D.C. Regardless of whether their state has a law permitting MAID, it’s important that healthcare providers are able to answer questions that might arise from seriously ill patients and their caregivers.  Medical aid in dying is a controversial topic.  Information given to patients should never be based on the personal opinions, judgments, or beliefs of the end of life providers.  Ms. Hannig’s book The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America, is based on 5 years of immersive research.  The book provides unbiased reporting on the challenges of utilizing MAID, how assisted dying is viewed by the medical community, and the multitude of ways an assisted death is experienced by a patient and loved ones.  

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