Join me tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23rd at 9:00, on Minnesota Public Radio. From the producer’s notes:
Earlier this month, the California Senate approved a physician-assisted suicide bill, allowing some terminally ill patients to receive help in ending their lives. The bill had been stalled for years, in part because the California Medical Association – a group representing California physicians – had always opposed physician-assisted suicide. But the CMA has changed its position from opposing the practice to taking a neutral stance – the first state medical group to do so. We’ll look at how professional and public opinion is shifting on this issue.
- Thaddeus Pope is a bioethicist and is the director of the Health Law Institute at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Dr. Joanne Lynn is the director of the Altarum Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness.
- Dr. Theodore Mazer is an otolaryngologist and the speaker of the California Medical Association House of Delegates
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