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October 18th, 2012

Podcast 158: Physician-assisted dying — a conversation with Dr. Marcia Angell about the Massachusetts ‘Death with Dignity’ ballot question

(7 votes, average: 3.43 out of 5)

Our conversation explores the question that Dr. Marcia Angell poses in a recent essay in the New York Review of Books: May doctors help you to die?

Angell’s is the first name to appear as the sponsor of a November 6 ballot initiative here in Massachusetts, which is modeled on the Oregon law already in place.

I’d expect there to be some disagreement with her arguments, and you’re welcome to leave some feedback at 617-440-4374. I’d like to include them as part of the next podcast.

Here are some links:

1. Angell’s essay in the New York Review of Books

2. Information on the ballot initiative from Ballotpedia

3. The full text of the “Massachusetts Death with Dignity Act”

2 Responses to “Podcast 158: Physician-assisted dying — a conversation with Dr. Marcia Angell about the Massachusetts ‘Death with Dignity’ ballot question”

  1. PATRICIA COCO says:

    Excellent overview and insight into the very important Massachusetts Death with Dignity Act. Great job, Journal Watch.

  2. Paula millman says:

    I agree with this proposal. Now, I want it in ca. Paula

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