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Topic: Death with Dignity

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October 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Death with Dignity: Don’t deny others relief

In response to the letter “It is unethical” [Northwest Voices, Oct. 26], I would simply say, “Tell that to the suffering ALS patient, doomed to die an extremely horrible death, who can’t even avail themselves to ending their misery because they wouldn’t be able to self-administer.” People who are going to die in this…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: Brittany Maynard, Death with Dignity, Doctor-assisted suicide

October 26, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Doctor-assisted death: It is unethical

In Froma Harrop’s column about Brittney Maynard and the “Death with Dignity” law, Harrop failed to explain the ethical battle that physicians face and how the law is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer [“ ‘Death with Dignity’ law is least slippery slope,” Opinion, Oct. 21]. Upon graduation from medical school, most physicians…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: Death with Dignity, Froma Harrop, Michael Scott

September 7, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Death with dignity in Catholic-run medical facilities

Beliefs of few shouldn’t govern treatment of many Thanks to Dr. Tom Preston for clarifying some implications of the impending Catholic takeover of half of the hospitals and major medical systems in Washington state, a state which is less than 12 percent Catholic. [“Guest column: Defend death with dignity in Catholic-run medical facilities,” Opinion, Sept….

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Comments | More in Death with Dignity Act, Health care, Politics, Religion, Seattle | Topics: Catholic, Death with Dignity, health care

September 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Death with dignity in Catholic hospitals

Catholic health care is dignified I read with stunned disbelief Tom Preston’s guest column. [“Defend death with dignity in Catholic-run medical facilities,” Opinion, Sept. 2.] I was particularly amazed at that last line: “A peaceful death, surrounded by loved ones, is a choice that should be respected, honored and treated with the dignity every person deserves.” That…

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Comments | More in Health care, Politics | Topics: death, Death with Dignity, health care

June 8, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Catholic health-care systems in state hospitals

PeaceHealth does not prohibit end-of-life care As medical director of the PeaceHealth hospice program in Bellingham, I was dismayed by your editorial statement that PeaceHealth “prohibits end-of-life services.” PeaceHealth has long been a leader in supporting patients at the end of life; this is central to our mission and values [“Editorial: Give PeaceHealth-UW partnership a…

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Comments | More in Health care | Topics: assisted suicide, Catholic, Death with Dignity

June 6, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Catholic health care systems in state hospitals

PeaceHealth does not prohibit end-of-life care As medical director of the PeaceHealth hospice program in Bellingham, I was dismayed by your editorial statement that PeaceHealth “prohibits end-of-life services.” PeaceHealth has long been a leader in supporting patients at the end of life; this is central to our mission and values [“Editorial: Give PeaceHealth-UW partnership a…

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Comments | More in Health care | Topics: Catholic, Death with Dignity, end-of-life