Medical Aid in Dying: Should we have it in Ohio?
Lisa Vigil Schattinger, founder and executive director of Ohio End of Life Options will discuss her family’s experience with Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. Ohio does not have a law like those in 9 states and Washington D.C. She will talk about why the growing group wants to join these states in passing such a law.
In April, Lisa Vigil Schattinger and her mother, Janet Rowe spoke about Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill at the invitation of the Oncology Nursing Society at its annual convention in Anaheim, California. The room was packed for the two-hour session. One of the interviews Lisa gave after the meeting became one of the most popular posts for June on OngologyNursingNews.com.
Jeremy and Eric Shapiro are brothers. Both live and work in and around Shaker Heights, Ohio, not far from where they were born and raised. One is a doctor that treats the body, and the other works to heal the mind. They share the belief that the terminally ill should have access to medical aid in dying, making them part of a nationwide movement to rethink end-of-life care and what it should include.
All are welcome to join our Book Club on October 14, 2021 at 4 pm. We will be discussing “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. We are pleased to welcome a special guest for this event, Dr. Ed Benzel. Dr. Benzel has participated in several end of life discussion groups over the years, including some with Lucy Kalanithi, wife of Paul Kalanithi, the late neurosurgeon who wrote “When Breath Becomes Air.”
Meet Joe Fab, the director/writer/producer of When My Time Comes. He’ll be joining us for a discussion of the documentary. Join us on Wednesday, May