This is a great article and please leave comments on the original free press article! Reposted from the Burlington Free press The aphorism, "He who pays the piper calls the tune" is especially true in politics, as well as in the not-for-profit world. Currently, the Vermont Ethics Network (VEN) has a traveling road show, despite its historical "neutrality" on matters of … [Read more...] about Why promote physician-assisted suicide?
When my father-in-law was in the last weeks of life, suffering with a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic and liver cancers, he insisted that he felt fine. At one point, not long before he died, he actually told the Hospice nurse that he believed he had received the wrong diagnosis, and that in fact he wasn’t dying at all. The chief reason for this conclusion was that he had … [Read more...] about Surprised by Death
On the website of the New England Journal of Medicine, there is a "special article" entitled "Implementing a Death with Dignity Program at a Comnprehensive Cancer Center". It describes a real program and a real experience at "Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the site of care for the Fred Hutchinson–University of Washington Cancer Consortium, a comprehensive cancer center in … [Read more...] about So Much for Those Prognoses of Six or Fewer Months to Live
The Vermont House recently passed H. 105, an act requiring the Commissioner of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living, part of the VT Department of Human Services, to provide quarterly information on the number of adult abuse reports received by the department, the number actually investigated, the number declared unsubstianted after an investigation, and the reasons why … [Read more...] about How Could VT Lawmakers, Knowing the State’s Terrible Abuse Response Record, Consider Enacting Assisted Suicide, the Perfect Cover for Abusers?
Why do pollsters in Vermont keep on asking dishonest questions about assisted suicide? We received a call today from a reporter wanting to know our opinion on the new Castleton Polling Institute poll that purports to show Vermonters strongly support legalizing assisted suicide. We gave him our standard answers: Polls are meaningless unless people are given time and … [Read more...] about Why Do Pollsters Keep On Asking Vermonters Dishonest Questions about Assisted Suicide?