A right to die, but a grim fight to do so
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#1 May 12, 2009
The solution to this misery would have been hospice. A hospice team would have been able to allow this man to stay in his home, but they would have managed his pain much better and given his family some support. Why wasn't this option pursued? Did his doctor advocate for this option? Was there misinformation about hospice? Hard to tell from this story, but in the absence of a 'quick' way out for an imminently terminal condition, hospice is the best way to go. Washington state needs to look into making sure this option is available in rural areas, and that people are well-informed about it.
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