Struggles Plague Those Trying To Take Advantage Of New Aid-In-Dying Law
One woman's account shows difficulties still remaining as the health system has trouble adjusting to the new law that allows a patient to end his or her life.
California Patients, Providers Face Hurdles As New Aid-In-Dying Law Takes Effect
A San Diego woman's harrowing account of her aunt's death last month under California's new physician aid-in-dying law suggests that healthcare providers still have a long way to go to make the process work smoothly for terminally ill patients. ... Compassion & Choices, a not-for-profit group that advocates for end-of-life choices and supports the law, has heard of California doctors writing 25 lethal prescriptions so far. The actual number is probably double or triple that, said Kat West, the group's national director of policy and programs. (Meyer, 8/17)
Read the woman's account here.