Whether you approve of Death with Dignity, or “medically assisted death” or not, it’s legal in 7 states and the District of Columbia. Just because it’s legal, it doesn’t mean you need to partake. And if you do request it, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
In today’s episode, Dr. Jonathan Treem, a palliative care physician affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital Cancer Center, talks us through the process of Medical Aid in Dying in Colorado.
You’ll also learn:
- The barriers to medical aid in dying (even in states where it’s legal)
- three things people who request medical aid in dying are encouraged to do
- three suggestions for clinicians in states where Death with Dignity laws are pending or forthcoming
Check out the bills currently undergoing review in Massachusetts