Sunday, October 05, 2008
For all the fuss among right-to-lifers, you'd think R2K opens some radical new practice, or forces doctors to violate their patients' interests. Here's what it does:
When a dying patient asks, "What are my options?" the Act instructs the doctor to answer the question. Period.
Answering the question completely and honestly, the doctor must disclose all legal and feasible options, or refer the patient to someone who will.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2008
At one time the epicenter of the back alley for end-of-life choice was a Volkswagen bus in Michigan. Today's epicenter is a veterinary pharmacy in Tijuana, Mexico.
A recent New York Times article, ("In Tijuana, A Market for Death in a Bottle," July 21, 2008) explains it all and has quickly become one of the most visited and emailed pieces on the Times website. The zebra-striped burro featured in the accompanying photo gives the whole scene a surreal, Fellini-like tone.
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