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The Third Option – Assisted Suicide (encore edition)


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In 1994, Oregonians voted to make doctor assisted suicide legal, the only law of its type in United States. Ten years later, it’s still controversial. On this edition, correspondent Barbara Bernstein speaks with activists and analysts on both sides of the issue. This program was funded in part by the Riverstyx Foundation and the MSST foundation.


Barbara Coombs Lee, co-director, Compassion and Choices; Connie Holden, hospice nurse and former executive director of Hospice of Boulder County, Colorado; Charles Baron, law professor, Boston College; Scott Swenson, executive director; Death with Dignity National Center; Kenneth Stevens, president, Physicians for Compassionate Care; Helen Beum, director of clinical services, Compassion in Dying Federation; Maurice Plaisiant, cancer patient; Diane Meier, director, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Peter McGough, primary care provider, University of Washington Medicine Factoria Clinic; Robb Miller, executive director, Compassion in Dying Federation.

For more information :

Compassion and Choices (Compassion in Dying Federation) – Portland, OR

Compassion in Dying of Washington – Seattle, WA

Death With Dignity National Center In Oregon – Portland, OR

Physicians for Compassionate Care – Portland, OR

Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine – New York, NY

Author: Radio Project

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