Death With Dignity
About This Show
The greatest human freedom is to live, and die, according to one's own desires and beliefs. The Death with Dignity National Center promotes and defends Death with Dignity laws based on our model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, as a stimulus to nationwide improvements in end-of-life care. Our podcast features information about these important laws and interviews with end-of-life care experts.
Most Recent Episode
VT Death with Dignity: Dick Walters & George Eighmey
May 23 13
With Governor Shumlin's signature on May 20, 2013, Vermont became the third state in the nation with a Death with Dignity law—the first one to be enacted through a legislative process and first of its kind on the east coast. Patient Choices Vermont, and their president Dick Walters diligently led the way the entire time. Over the years, many experts on Oregon's law traveled to Vermont to help lawmakers and voters learn more about these important laws, and one of these experts was George Eighmey who serves on the Death with Dignity National Center board of directors and, for 12 years, helped terminally ill Oregonians navigate Oregon's Death with Dignity law.
In this podcast, Dick Walters and George Eighmey chat with Melissa Barber from Death with Dignity National Center about the impact of Vermont's new law allowing for Death with Dignity. Listen to the entire interview below.