Kentucky Doctors Voice Support

“Nadia Ramlagan covers the Southeastern and Appalachian region for Public News Service (Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee), and co-produces 2022Talks, a national newscast tracking U.S. politics and elections. . . She’s also produced long-form radio documentaries and is currently in the process of working on a film. Nadia studied at the University of Edinburgh, American University, and Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Nadia lives in Louisville, Kentucky.” 

Article from Public News Services, Posted on April 4, 2022

Most of [Dr. Christian Furman’s] patients are terminally ill and in their 80s or 90s. She said doctors in Kentucky want to expand the options for these patients and their families. . . She added physicians in the state are becoming more aware of the importance of expanding end-of-life options for patients’ agency, comfort and care. 

“We have a palliative medicine fellowship at U of L, and we teach this in our fellowship, what medical aid in dying is,” Furman stressed.

Rep. Josie Raymond, D-Louisville, introduced a bill earlier this year, which would legalize the option in Kentucky.

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