Category Archives: Do-Not-Resuscitate

NDY quoted in Pew Trusts’ Stateline: New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation

This week, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline carried an article entitled “New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation.”  The measure described is Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), sometimes also called Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST).  According to the National POLST Paradigm website, POLST originated in 1991, and 14 states had adopted it by … Continue reading NDY quoted in Pew Trusts’ Stateline: New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation

DREDF’s Marilyn Golden Provides High Powered Public Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee

The second of six expected meetings of the Institute of Medicine Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee was held on May 29 at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.  The topics addressed by the Committee include health care and long term services and supports issues facing people with chronic conditions and disabilities who may … Continue reading DREDF’s Marilyn Golden Provides High Powered Public Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee

Canada: CBC Interview with Norm Kunc About Disability Rights Advocates’ Opposition to Legalization of Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide

Below is an embedded video.  It’s an interview of disability rights activist/advocate/scholar/author Norm Kunc.  He was with other anti-assisted suicide/euthanasia protesters in Vancouver yesterday.  A trancript of the interview is provided below video.  I transcribed it myself, so I cannot guarantee it’s error-free, but it’s at worst pretty darn close to verbatim. Norm Kunc: Well, … Continue reading Canada: CBC Interview with Norm Kunc About Disability Rights Advocates’ Opposition to Legalization of Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide