The ACLU of Montana, with funding from Humanities Montana and the Institute of Medicine and Humanities, presented a community discussion in April 2010 about the important issue of physician assistance at the end of life. The one-day conference in Helena featured both proponents and opponents of aid in dying, including representatives from the legal, civil liberties, faith, medical and disability rights communities as well as patients and families. Keynote speaker Ann Jackson is the former executive director of the Oregon Hospice Association, and has seen physician aid in dying implemented in that state, and the impacts it has had on terminally ill patients. Ann discussed both the pros and cons of the practice in Oregon, as well as an enormous amount of information in her PowerPoint presentation.
Thoughts from Dr. Mary Anne Guggenheim
Glossary of terms
Montana Perspectives: Aid in Dying Part 1
Montana Perspectives: Aid in Dying Part 2
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