This story is reposted in it's entirety from Bloomberg Business Week, where it was originally published by journalist Esmé Deprez, daughter of Maine resident Ron Deprez, on January 27, 2021. An additional link is also provided to a similar republication from January 28, 2021, by NDTV. Our deepestCONTINUE READING »
Republished from Death with Dignity National Center. Maine resident Karen Wentworth is the second patient to access the Maine Death with Dignity Act, which went into effect in September 2019. In the second installment of this 3-part series, Karen reads from an essay she wrote after she obtained the death-hasteningCONTINUE READING »
Republished from Death with Dignity National Center. Maine resident Karen Wentworth is the second patient to access the Maine Death with Dignity Act, which went into effect in September 2019. In the first installment of this 3-part series, Karen reads from an essay she wrote after she obtainedCONTINUE READING »
Karen Wentworth, a resident of South Portland, Maine, shares her experience as a terminally ill patient qualifying for the Maine Death with Dignity Act on "Making the Call," a medical ethics podcast. Joined by Peg Sandeen, PhD, Executive Director of Death with Dignity National Center, they discuss withCONTINUE READING »
We were deeply saddened to learn of the death today of Eva Thompson, a steadfast advocate for Death with Dignity legislation in Maine. She was 58. During her four-year illness—she suffered from metastatic colon cancer—Eva worked with It’s My Death, sharing her story and educating Mainers and MaineCONTINUE READING »
A resident of East Millinocket, Maine, Rebecca VanWormer told us her story in August 2015. She died in January 2017. * I’m 43 years old and I’m dying of cancer. My goal is to live as long as I can but when I get to the point whereCONTINUE READING »
Skidompha Library’s 2015 Emil Landau Forum examined important end-of-life issues and options with a presentation titled, “How Do I Own My Own Death?” Executive Director Val Lovelace spoke to a group of over 80 attendees.