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  • Karen M. Wyatt

Why We Need Compassion and Choices with Arline Hinckley

Choices and Dignity in Dying Symposium

Thursday March 12, 2015

10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern

Join Dr. Karen Wyatt and her special guest Arline Hinckley, Secretary of the Board and Client Support Volunteer for Compassion and Choices of Washington. They will discuss the Death With Dignity laws that are currently in effect in Washington and Oregon and under consideration in several other states across the country. 

You will learn:

Why physician assisted "suicide" is not considered an accurate term

The end-of-life options offered to patients during a consultation with Compassion and Choices

The process patients must follow to utilize the Death With Dignity law

The statistics for Washington: how many people actually seek assistance with dying and how many follow through

How Death With Dignity laws can offer peace and reassurance to dying patients

Arline Hinckley, ACSW, has long had an interest in the areas of personal freedom, social justice, choice and end-of-life issues. She was a Public Health Social Worker for high risk pregnant women and infants in Seattle. She also worked with the hematology/oncology team at the University of Missouri Medical Center where her duties included instructing medical students in the needs of dying patients and their families. She joined the Board of the Washington Hemlock Society in 1990 and the Board of Compassion and Dying in 2004. She has volunteered with a local hospice and is now Secretary of the Board and a Client Support Volunteer for Compassion and Choices of Washington.

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