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Dame Cicely Saunders Has Died

Dame Cicely Saunders, MD, the founder of the modern hospice movement, died in the hospice she founded. She was one of the great medical humanitarians of our era and I had the great honor of spending about an hour with her preparing for my book Culture of Death. Ralph Nader once said that it is a . . . . Continue Reading »

New Schiavo-Inspired Law in Louisiana

The first of what I hope will be an outpouring of state laws to prevent future Terri Schiavo cases just passed in Louisiana. This law prevents spouses living with another love interest, or who has been convicted of a violent crime, from making the medical decision to end life-sustaining treatment on . . . . Continue Reading »



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