Category Archives: advance directives

WA, USA: Assisted Suicide Advocates Push Documents for People with Dementia to “Refuse” Spoon-Feeding

Below is an article published on Friday, 11/3/17 by Kaiser Health News. The original article can be found at https://khn.org/news/new-instructions-could-let-dementia-patients-refuse-spoon-feeding/ and is republished here, according to the guidelines of  Kaiser Health News. A “right to die” organization based in Washington state is pushing a new advanced directive that would allow people with dementia to refuse to be … Continue reading WA, USA: Assisted Suicide Advocates Push Documents for People with Dementia to “Refuse” Spoon-Feeding

Not Dead Yet and Respecting Choices Announce Successful Collaboration

Not Dead Yet and other disability advocates and rehabilitation physicians have worked with Respecting Choices, a national leader in the field of advance care planning, to develop fact sheets on feeding tubes and breathing supports. Today, they announce the results of an over two year collaborative effort. The project began following an open letter from … Continue reading Not Dead Yet and Respecting Choices Announce Successful Collaboration

NDY Files Public Comment on CMS Proposal on Advance Care Planning

NDY’s comment letter can be summarized as follows:  We do not oppose payment to physicians for advance care planning discussions with their patients, but we want the payment regulation delayed until the disability community and others can, with CMS support, develop new advance care planning informational materials that do not rely on “better dead than … Continue reading NDY Files Public Comment on CMS Proposal on Advance Care Planning

A Belated Recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day: “Good Practice” by Michael Barton (video)

Thursday, April 16, was National Healthcare Decisions Day. We probably should have made note of it. But then again, we’ve pretty much ignored it since one post I wrote in 2008 making note of the day and NDY’s take on it: In case you missed it, today is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). We’re all invited to … Continue reading A Belated Recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day: “Good Practice” by Michael Barton (video)

Not Dead Yet, ASAN and NCIL Weigh In on IOM Report on Dying in America

The Institute of Medicine recently solicited organizational statements of commitment in connection with its report on Dying in America.  The IOM is holding a meeting on Friday, March 20 that’s open to the public and accessible online. Not Dead Yet committed to work on advance care planning and professional education.  To be honest, we aren’t … Continue reading Not Dead Yet, ASAN and NCIL Weigh In on IOM Report on Dying in America