All the News from Ohio End of Life Options

  • Dr. Donald Moore, End of Life Options Learning Series
    Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 6:30pm via Zoom The Physician Experience with End-of-Life Healthcare California passed its End of Life Options Act in 2016. This law allows mentally capable, terminally ill adults the option to request and receive medication that they can choose to take to die peacefully in their sleep. Dr. Moore will give us a behind-the-scenes look at how assisted dying works in a state with the law.
  • Dayton Daily News Column: MARCANO: Death with dignity raises difficult, complex issues
    Ray Marcano discusses Medical Aid in Dying with our E.D. Lisa Vigil Schattinger and calls for options at the end of life.
  • Ann Rowland and Lisa Vigil Schattinger speak at the Universalist Unitarian Congregation.
    March 17, 2024 Making End of Life Decisions: What are the Options in Ohio? Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland 21600 Shaker Blvd Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 Office Phone: 216-751-2320
  • Advance Care Plan Series
    Register Now: April is Healthcare Decisions Month Advance Care Planning can often be overwhelming. We are here to help you get started. Join us for this three-part, interactive series where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, complete documents, and get a plan in place to share your wishes.
  • Anita Hannig at the City Club of Cleveland, June 2, 2023
    Join Anita Hannig and Lisa Vigil Schattinger at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday, June 2nd at the Friday Luncheon discussion of The Day I Die, The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America.
  • Intown Club Speakers Series, Jan 23, 2023
    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.


Jack Has a Plan

October 7 and 9, 2022. Meet director Bradley Berman after watching Jack Has a Plan. Ohio End of Life Options is the Community Partner at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival and at Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati in October.

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Executive Director Invited to Speak at National Oncology Nursing Society Congress

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

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Kentucky Doctors Voice Support

Doctors who specialize in geriatric medicine say they’re seeing Kentuckians with advanced cancer and other serious illnesses travel out of state to end their lives on their own terms. It may mean going to Oregon, which as of [4/1/2022] will no longer require a person to establish residency to be eligible for medical aid in dying.

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Letter to the Editor by Executive Director

Consider U.S. Laws before Canada’s:
Our executive director, Lisa Vigil Schattinger read a piece in the Cleveland Plain Dealer last week and knew immediately that she needed to respond. Her Letter to the Editor was published on and in the digital/print edition on November 27, 2021.

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Board Chair Responds: Ohio needs a Medical Aid in Dying law

George Will, a Washington Post columnist, is a conservative. But that is not in conflict with his belief that terminally ill people should be able to end their lives using prescription medications. Will made his position clear in two recent pieces published in The Plain Dealer

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