Akron Letter to the Editor: Facts on physician assisted death

Our thanks to Sue Corfman for sharing her family’s experience and adding to the voices across Ohio who are advocating for medical aid in dying for the terminally ill. Death with dignity Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com posted August 24, 2019 Here are some facts about dying with dignity laws. Only people with terminal illnesses (determined by […]

Questions answered at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians conference

Ohio End of Life Options hosted an exhibit table for the second year in a row at the family physician’s annual conference in Columbus last weekend. Dr. Diana Spade (see photo below) shared her experiences. She has been a volunteer to both patients and doctors who participated in Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act while living […]

Brittany Maynard’s Story and Testimony

The following videos tell the story of Brittany Maynard, a young woman who, faced with a terminal brain cancer diagnosis, chose to become an advocate for medical aid in dying. The first, from The Brittany Fund, tells her story in her own words and those of her family: The second, from Compassion & Choices and […]

AMA considers stance on medical aid-in-dying

California‚Äôs End of Life Option Act went into effect on June 9. An important step in the passage of this legislation came when the California Medical Association moved from an opposing to a neutral stance on the issue of medical aid-in-dying. The Oregon Medical Association has had a neutral stance on this issue for almost […]