Don Ringe died on October 11. This final blog was submitted by Don's wife, Jeanne.
When the California Death With Dignity law took effect June 9, Don was one of the first patients in the Kaiser system to ask for the end of life pills. On April 19, he had been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Stage IV, and in mid-June, he was in the middle of six weeks of radiation and chemo, the standard treatment for this deadly primary brain cancer.
California's controversial End of Life Option Act went into effect on Thursday, eight months after being signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.
In the last weeks of her life, Brittany Maynard sparked a national conversation about the right to die. The post After Fighting For Death With Dignity, Terminally Ill Woman Ends Her Life appeared first on ThinkProgress.
As California's aid-in-dying law takes effect, a top Oregon health officer describes how terminally ill Oregonians use that state's longstanding death with dignity law. Find the full archive of "Patt Morrison Asks" podcasts here or ...