Doctor-assisted death

A dad’s choice sheds light on national issue; Ethan Remmel was only 41 when he died on June 13, 2011, barely a year after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer that quickly spread to his bone.The Bellingham, Wash., psychology professor and father of two young sons took a lethal dose of crushed prescription sedatives, becoming one of 255 terminally ill people to exercise that option so far under the state’s 2009 Death with Dignity Act. Now, nearly two years later, the hospital program that aided Remmel is offering an inside look at what it means when a medical center devoted to curing cancer also decides to help people die. More.

 

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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